National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar

November 29, 2022 - Electronic Greetings Day | National Day Of Giving

November 28, 2022

Welcome to November 29, 2022 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate convenient ways to stay connected and the season of giving. 

When Neil Papworth sent the first ever text to his boss in 1992, he had no idea the impact it would have. The text was pretty simple—it said Merry Christmas—but this message changed the world. Texting has become a part of everyday life. In fact, it’s the most popular form of electronic communication in the world. Last year, 2 trillion texts were sent—and that’s only counting the United States. This form of communication makes it easy to keep in touch with friends and family, no matter where they live. And as we enter the holiday season, thank goodness for that. On Electronic Greetings Day, celebrate by reaching out to those you love.

It doesn’t take a lot to lift someone’s spirits during the season of giving. Take the story of Fred Barley. When policemen found 19 year old Fred living in a tent on the campus of a Georgia University, they made plans to evict him. But when they heard that the young student had ridden 6 hours on his little brother’s bicycle with only a tent, some water and a box of cereal, they changed their tune completely. Fred had arrived early for his second semester, planning to look for a job and housing, but was clearly down on his luck. Officer Richard Carreker and his partner put Fred up in a motel and started a GoFundMe for this worthy student. To date, more than 184,000 dollars has been raised for his education. On Giving Tuesday, celebrate your own good fortune by sharing it with those around you. 

I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.

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