Giving Tuesday is just a couple of weeks away, and one local business is challenging other businesses to help out Airdrie's not-for-profits.

November 28th is Giving Tuesday, a national movement that highlights the need for charitable giving in Canada and puts a focus or spotlight on key core charities on that day.

Glenn Smaha, General Manager for Davis Chevrolet GMC Buick explains why he believes giving Tuesday is important.

"As a business in Airdrie, we look at this as an opportunity to give back to the community or support the community that actually supports us."

Last year, Davis Chevrolet GMC Buick donated a total of $50,000 ($10,000 each) to five different organizations, the Airdrie Food Bank, Airdrie Meals on Wheels, Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie, North Rocky View Community Links and Airdrie and District Victims Assistance Society. They will be doing the same this year.

"I think the money means different things to different organizations, in the case of some of them this is the difference between them being able to exist or not."

With that being said Smaha is sending out a challenge to other local businesses that are able to donate and give back on Giving Tuesday, to do so.

"We want to encourage other businesses to get involved, but also to give those charities a platform or venue to talk about what they do to raise awareness so that other individuals or businesses that are in a position to help can do just that."

Davis Chevrolet GMC Buick will be hosting their Giving Tuesday event once again this year and will be donating to the five not-for-profits. Airdronians are welcome to participate if they would like said Smaha.

"Any individuals or businesses in the Airdrie area that are in a position to help, I would just encourage them to consider these five charities for making a donation so that they can continue the good work that they do here in our community.

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