Friends and families, touched by the work of the Dundas County Hospice, gathered to remember their loved ones on the evening of December 1st, Giving Tuesday, while lighting the Memorial Tree in front of the Hospice. Ornaments decorated with the names of departed were placed on the tree in front of the Hospice. Donations of any amount were encouraged. People gathered to watch the lighting, and to listen to the names read. Attendees were asked to be masked, and encouraged to watch from the parking lot of the Hospice, or from their cars parked across the street at Jay’s Tire. Giving Tuesday is marked the first Tuesday of December, right after Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. It is a day dedicated internationally to giving, and helping people in your community. A worldwide movement started in the US, Giving Tuesday has popped up in nearly every country and territory all over the world! Intended to cultivate a culture of generosity in each country, this dedicated day has helped inspire greater giving. As the Dundas County Hospice relies on donations to cover 45 percent of its budget (which doesn’t even include all the volunteer hours), consider helping the Hospice in your Christmas and holiday giving.