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
  • SAVAGESunday, December 11, 2016 at 4:38 pm
    COOL BEANS
    • christac
      christacFriday, December 9, 2016 at 7:13 am
      cool :)
      • ike541
        ike541Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 1:41 pm
        It's amazing what god has done for these people.
        • hiThursday, December 8, 2016 at 8:48 am
          let' donate
          • tlhThursday, December 8, 2016 at 6:57 am
            prity good
            • breslin Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 12:02 pm
              so lol idea
              • breslin Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 12:01 pm
                i relly love that idea so i will tell my teather about it
                • Elizabeth S 🐷😜Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 7:15 am
                  I missed it
                  • fizzelpopz
                    fizzelpopzTuesday, December 6, 2016 at 2:49 pm
                    Well then, I've missed it.
                    • destinater
                      destinaterTuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:19 am
                      Nobody told me that these thing exists.