This year, on Tuesday, December 1st, posts of campaigns with the hashtag #GivingTuesday will circulate media and social platforms inviting you to help charities with a donation or volunteering.
The idea of giving to others the day after Thanksgiving was born in 2012 to build a world where generosity is part of our everyday life. The call is to pause the daily bustle and think “How can I help others? Either putting a smile on their faces or in any other way.
The concept was developed by 92nd Street and the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact in New York City to become an independent non-profit and global movement.
You may be wondering: How am I going to donate in a year during which I have been hit by so much financial adversity? Or maybe you think, “I don’t have enough for myself, how can I give to others?” Don’t worry, we got you!
Here are some ways you can help (also virtually) and keep the world going on such a special day.
Giving Tuesday is not exclusively about donating money.
-You can donate your time or your skills and talents to an organization.
-You can help alleviate the impact of the pandemic in your community. Find your local foundations and community organizations that are doing outreach.
-You can check in with your loved ones and find out how you can help in anyway with your time!
There’s always something to give and anyone, believe us, anyone can benefit from your generosity. Happy Giving Tuesday!