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Mesquite, TX – November 28, 2017 – In recognition of #GivingTuesday, Mayor Stan Pickett presented checks to Mesquite Social Services and Sharing Life Community Outreach in the amounts of $8,756.50 and $6,743.50 respectively, the amounts donated by City employees to each organization.
In total, City of Mesquite employees donated more than $27,000 to 15 local charities during the Real. Texas. Giving. campaign, which encourages employees to give back to the Mesquite community.
In the United States, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to improve their local communities by giving back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.