You waited in mile-long lines on Black Friday, got bombarded with retailer’s e-mails on Cyber Monday, and by now you may be thinking, is this really what the holiday season is all about? While I appreciate a great deal just as much as the next gal, I love the newest day of this shopping-centric week – #GivingTuesday.
#GivingTuesday – The Tuesday after Thanksgiving (Yes, that’s today for those of you still in a shopping daze) – is a day for giving back. The Mission Statement – “#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 nonprofit organizations.”
It’s a simple idea. It’s a day for families, communities, companies and organizations to come together to help make an impact for good. Using social networks and the handle, #GivingTuesday, givers around the world can share how they are celebrating this day of giving. With over 8,300 official partners, this is a movement with momentum.
The holidays can be a stressful time. In a few weeks we’ll look back and wonder where the time (and money) went. But today is a day we can all feel good about. There are no requirements or limits. Only the idea that a little generosity can make the holidays a lot brighter.
Need help finding a charity that speaks to you? Our staff at Brogan & Partners put together a list of charities that are near and dear to our hearts to help.
What charity will you support on this #GivingTuesday?