National Day of Giving encourages giving back. It takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
After we’ve spent the weekend shopping and looking for the best deals possible, this day reminds us to give to those less fortunate. Whether we look to our favorite causes or charities, it’s a great reminder to lift others up during a generous time of year. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
HOW TO OBSERVE #GivingTuesday
Quite simply, take advantage of all the holiday deals to add to your charitable giving. Combined with your family, friends, local and national organizations and through the power of social media, Day of Giving can become a tradition worth passing on.
There are several ways to give.
- Set up a collection for non-perishable food at work. Deliver the collection to a local food pantry.
- Donate gift cards to a shelter.
- Collect new toys and donate them to children spending the holidays in the hospital.
- Make blankets for those receiving cancer treatment.
Share your giving ideas and use #GivingTuesday to post on social media.
NATIONAL DAY OF GIVING HISTORY
In 2012, 92nd Street Y in New York City created Day of Giving to bring focus to the charitable season in the wake of the commercialized Black Friday and Cyber Monday. More commonly referred to as #GivingTuesday, National Day of Giving harnesses the power of social media to give back around the world and throughout the year.