Giving thanks and giving back


The Thanksgiving edition of U.S. newspapers is the thickest of the year. The bulk of that consists of advertising inserts from stores promoting Black Friday.

But my favorite part of the Thanksgiving edition of The News & Observer is about giving, not buying. The annual Triangle Gives section looks at the remarkable work that nonprofit organizations do in this region of North Carolina. It also offers advice on donating to these groups.

Today, on Black Friday, I will select a few organizations to help. As an editor, I am partial toward ones that promote literacy. But all of the groups in the Triangle Gives section deserve support.

If you missed the print edition or live outside the N&O’s circulation area, you can read about Triangle Gives on the newspaper’s website. I encourage you to take some time reading the profiles there and considering donating to the organizations of your choice.



One Comment

  1. Yes, I agree that it is better to give than to receive. Newspaper articles give credibility to worthwhile hometown charities that deserve your donation. We give to the food bank that collects and gives food to homeless, children, and hungry people in our community. This organization also offers scholarships to their chef training school.

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