Monday, December 2, 2013

Giving Tuesday

They have Black Friday, Cyber Monday, etc., but the day that has perked me up and has me really excited is Giving Tuesday, which is tomorrow, December 3rd!

From the Giving Tuesday FAQ site:
Question: What is #GivingTuesday™?  Answer: #GivingTuesday™ (#GT) is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The second annual GivingTuesday is on December 3, 2013. In the same way that retail stores take part in Black Friday, we want the giving community to come together for #GivingTuesday. We ask that partners create and commit to a project for/on #GivingTuesday and then help spread the word to their networks.
Question: What is #GivingTuesday’s mission?  Answer: #GivingTuesday™ is a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support non-profit organizations.
I think this is an excellent opportunity to think about ways we can give back to our communities and the organizations we value and support.  Think your local food bank could use some allergy-friendly foods? Want to do a clothing drive for a shelter?  How about earmarking a little of your holiday spending budget to help fund the various organizations that do so much for us?  Can you volunteer your time with any of these organizations, if your finances have seen better days?  (Even if times are really tight, though, remember that small donations do add up!)  Everyone has some talent, skill or resource that can benefit the community!

Happy Season of Giving!

Looking for ideas? Here are some that were inspired by various people who give so much of themselves:


  1. Amazing ideas! Thank you for putting this together and for allowing my cause to inspire you too. I'm sharing this now on the Onespot Allergy Facebook page. Hugs to you on this Giving Tuesday, my friend!

    1. Thank you and hugs right back to you, my friend!