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Show Your Love On Small Business Saturday And Giving Tuesday

Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. Here's how you can show your support for local businesses on Small Business Saturday, and also some great ideas for organizations to donate to on Giving Tuesday, all of which play a crucial role in Nevada County.

Tips & Resources

Find the causes and organizations you care about and explore their wishlists on the Center for Nonprofit Leadership

Take a look at Give Back Tahoe which serves as a guide to the Tahoe Truckee nonprofits open for donations and volunteer opportunities all year long

On Small Business Saturday discover a treasure trove of local shops featuring rare vintage clothing, first-edition books dating back to the 19th century, outdoor gear shops run by passionate experts and so much more!

By Alex Silgalis

What makes the towns of Nevada County one-of-a kind are the small businesses that grace Broad Street in Nevada City. That line Mill Street in Grass Valley. Adorn Donner Pass Road in Truckee. And the countless other thoroughfares that are in the historic corridors. It’s what makes them special. This holiday season make it a point to show your love on Small Business Saturday and Giving Tuesday.

Small Business Saturday Is Your Chance To Support The Wildlands Too

By choosing to support local small businesses, not only are your hard-earned dollars benefitting the community, but you’re also making a positive impact on the environment. Wondering how? Well, when you compare them to large corporations or chains, small businesses leave a significantly smaller carbon footprint. This is because they operate with a keen focus on their limited budget, making deliberate choices when it comes to purchases and resource use. They require less transportation and generate less waste as a result.

Stores That Defy Categorization And More!

Downtown Grass Valley – Photo By: Winding Road Imagery

As you plan your upcoming long weekend holiday getaway, consider making it a priority to explore our local stores. Here, you’ll discover a treasure trove of unique finds from rare vintage clothing to first-edition books dating back to the 19th century, as well as outdoor gear shops run by passionate experts. And that’s just the beginning! There are countless other stores that defy categorization waiting for you to explore.

Show Thanks On Giving Tuesday

Thanksgiving is a time for cherishing moments with loved ones. To reflect on your blessings from the past year and express your gratitude. As the holiday season unfolds, consider harnessing the spirit of giving on the following Tuesday, known as “Giving Tuesday.” It’s an opportunity to show your appreciation by supporting a nonprofit organization that plays a vital role in the Nevada County community, enriching it in various ways.

Where To Give A Big Bear Hug

For the eastern part of the county, the Center for Nonprofit Leadership has curated a wish list featuring a comprehensive array of organizations and how you can contribute to their causes. In Truckee and the western portion of the county, you can connect with Give Back Tahoe for similar opportunities to make a positive impact.


Alex Silgalis

Alex founded Local Freshies® in 2014 to be the #1 website providing the “local scoop” on where to eat, drink & play in mountain towns throughout North America. When he’s not writing and executing marketing strategies for small businesses & agencies, he’s in search of the deepest snow in the winter and tackiest dirt in the summer.

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