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Black Heritage Society launching campaign for Giving Tuesday

Launch of Heritage Hall Heart & Soul campaign on Nov. 28 asking for support to create and develop programming and resources
File photo. Denise Francis, president of the Guelph Black Heritage Society, stands outside Heritage Hall on Essex Street.

The Guelph Black Heritage Society is hoping for the local spirit of Giving Tuesday to shine through.

It is launching its Heritage Hall Heart & Soul campaign on Nov. 28.

The GBHS says it wants to “create and develop programs, activities and resources to enhance visual and tactile experiences for all Heritage Hall visitors.”

The date coincides with Giving Tuesday, which is held annually on the Tuesday after the American Thanksgiving.

Giving Tuesday started in 2012 in New York City with the goal of encouraging others to do good things, and has turned into a global movement to celebrate generosity.

“GBHS is a source of inspiration and pride in our community,” Denise Francis, president and treasurer at the GBHS, said in a news release. “Your Giving Tuesday donation will assist us to preserve Heritage Hall as a cultural heritage structure.”

Heritage Hall, a stone church, was originally built in 1880.

The GBHS says the campaign will help revitalize resources, and also “showcase a barrier-free cultural community gathering place.”


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