MAKE A DIFFERENCE: GIVING TUESDAY
HAPPY GIVING TUESDAY!
The days following Thanksgiving mean the holiday season has officially begun. Christmas decorations go up and the shopping season takes off. Theres Black Friday of course, and then theres Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. Its like the good shopping deals just don’t stop. Theres one more day following Thanksgiving that is equally as important (if not more) but that many do not know about. When I polled my IG followers last week, almost 70% of them had never heard go Giving Tuesday. I was a little shocked but also excited to educate my readers on another easy way they can give back this holiday season.
Giving Tuesday began in 2012 is a day to celebrate giving back to charities and non-profit organizations. Non-profits greatly depend on donors and volunteers to help their organizations function. Without them they wouldn’t be able to give back and live up to their missions. You don’t have to be wealthy to give back. It’s everyday people like me and you that can help make a difference. Think of the larger impact thats created when multiple people participate on this day. Giving Tuesday is a great balance during this time of year that can often be filled with retail stores and consumerism. This day is both humbling and empowering as it makes me feel good to know that I I can help make a difference!
So how do you participate in Giving Tuesday? It’s easy, you just find a charity to give back to. It’s up to you to decide if you wish to give your time, money, or talents. Theres an official organizations list here but you can feel free to give back to any charity you wish. So if theres a local organization you want to give back to or one that has even helped you in someway, reach out to them! I’ll also be featuring a few of my favorites on my instagram. Oh and I forgot to mention that Facebook and Bill and Melinda Gates will be matching up to $2 million dollars worth of donations on Giving Tuesday. You can donate directly through the App/Website to the organization of your choice. Do some extra giving this holiday season and participate this Giving Tuesday!