Giving Tuesday and the holiday season are upon us! The holidays bring along a spirit of giving back to your community and what more opportune day than Giving Tuesday? On Tuesday, November 29 celebrate the day dedicated to fueling generosity around the world by helping those who need it from a neighbor to a stranger.

Read through the small businesses participating below in the various one-of-a-kind towns in Hunterdon to visit during this gifting season.

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United Way of Hunterdon

United Way helps communities fight for health, education, and financial stability in the mission to change lives for the better. Support your county in a variety of ways from donating to end homelessness, expand education, and fight hunger. Last year, 2,253 individuals were served in its Holiday Hands program and 725 backpacks were distributed to students this year in Hunterdon. You can be a part of the reason behind these numbers! Help those in need this Giving Tuesday!

Open Cupboard Food Pantry

Help the hungry in Huntderon through the Open Cupboard Food Pantry. Located in Clifton, New Jersey, the non-profit organization is funded by donations of food and money. Check out the list of their current needs on their website! Donate money, food, clothing, household items, or time to help fight hunger in your community. In addition, shop the organization’s Thrift Shop, a great place for bargain-hunters, where all proceeds go to the program!

Hunterdon Musical Arts

Support the non-profit organization dedicated to bringing music to the Hunterdon area since 1980 this Giving Tuesday! Assist them in reaching their goal of $5,000 this year, whether that be by skipping your morning coffee for $5 or a making donation of $200. Donate here today.

Hunterdon Land Trust

Protect your community through a donation or volunteer time with Hunterdon Land Trust! The most immediate way to give to the organization is through an online donation to help fund the day-to-day work. You can also volunteer your time to help plant trees and more. All help and any donations will help protect the drinking water, healthy ecosystems, landscapes, and farms of the county! Learn how to help here.

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