After Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, there is Giving Tuesday. What a great time after all the stuff of buying for ourselves and others in our family, there is a opportunity to give to others. Today is Giving Tuesday – a day to give back.
This Tuesday after Thanksgiving charities, families, communities, local and national organizations and businesses around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
Ways of Giving on Giving Tuesday
1.Give a donation.
There are great national and local organizations that would love to receive your donation. Just give a call any organization you are interested in and they will direct you on how to give monetary. You don’t have to just donate money, you can donate goods too. Some nonprofits are looking for specific items from food, books and clothing just to name a few.
2. Your Time
Look for nonprofit organizations in your local community and see how you can help. If you are passionate about animals – check out your local animal shelter. Passionate about kids – there organizations such as the Boys & Girls club and smaller local community centers that seek volunteers not only around the holidays but yearly. Have a skill that you can offer? Offer to give your skills as a service for free or join a board that could use your skill.
3. Your Voice
Many nonprofits have limited resources, especially small local ones. Giving your voice to help spread the word about their causes is helpful. Awareness is something that we can do that really cost nothing monetary but a few minutes or hour here or there of our time. That could mean writing a blog post, sending a tweet or share a Facebook status.
Tell us how YOU are participating in #GivingTuesday. Take a video of your #GivingTuesday activities or take an #UNSelfie, and share how you will make an impact this November 29th!
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