Prepare To Celebrate #GivingTuesday On November 29

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After shopping for deals in stores on “Black Friday”, or online on “Cyber Monday,” Americans and people worldwide, are preparing for “Giving Tuesday.” Now in its fifth year, the global event that is celebrated annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is the brainchild of the 92nd Street Y, a cultural center in New York City and the United Nations Foundation.

As the name indicates, #GivingTuesday is meant to jump-start the charitable season and therefore observed by raising funds for local nonprofits and schools, organizing food and clothing drives, and conducting random acts of kindness. In 2015, 700,000 people from 71 countries came together to donate $116.7 USD million in cash. An additional $1.08 million USD was spent on gifts.

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While the easiest way to participate is by donating to your favorite charity, #GivingTuesday can be celebrated in many other ways. You can give back by volunteering at your local shelter or food bank, or even by donating blood. If all else fails, a purchase from the growing number of organizations that give a portion of their sales to charity will do the trick.

But perhaps the best way to celebrate the day is by helping those nearest and dearest to you. Assist a family member with a simple chore like folding laundry, cooking dinner, or even reading to a younger sibling. No matter what you do, be sure to share your good deed on social media and inspire others to celebrate #GivingTuesday as well!

Resources: givingtuesday.org, USAToday.com

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143 Comments
  • saharaMonday, March 4, 2019 at 12:58 pm
    i want to have a hoilday
    • Ehan G.Friday, September 28, 2018 at 6:19 am
      I can give away my old clothes to help the people that need them
      • Omar Nia ACPSFriday, September 28, 2018 at 6:18 am
        i can open a lemonade stand for charity
        • hi Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 7:20 pm
          my mom works some wear like that
          • blablaWednesday, January 25, 2017 at 12:30 pm
            this was the sweetest thing iv'e ever read😝😝😝😝
            • smreynolds
              smreynoldsFriday, May 19, 2017 at 8:19 am
              same i can say so mysslelf i love when i help others!!!!
            • lil_lil101
              lil_lil101Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 4:00 am
              I helped my do homework #giving Tuesday
              • Marshmello MelMonday, December 19, 2016 at 12:26 pm
                Awwwwww it is sooooo adorable i want to cuddle up with it when im sad (=^w^=)
                • Sly girlSunday, December 18, 2016 at 8:34 am
                  i can read this every day
                  • frisk the humanThursday, December 15, 2016 at 11:10 am
                    this happens on my b-day
                    • NiceCharaWednesday, December 14, 2016 at 2:03 pm
                      tomorrow i have my current events and i am doing this.