Giving Back on Giving Tuesday
Did you spend your weekend shopping? News and commercials about Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday seem to have inundated our lives in the recent weeks. However, today is all about giving.
Today is Giving Tuesday, a global movement focused on giving and generosity. Each year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday brings together those who are committed to making a difference in the lives of others.
The official Giving Tuesday website shares this:
#GivingTuesday connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. Entering its sixth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
Here at the Community Foundation, we celebrate giving every day, and we take pride in working closely with individual donors to ensure their charitable dollars are going exactly where they want. We hope that today, on Giving Tuesday, you’ll be inspired by others and think about how you will give today and in the future.
Not sure where to start? Set up a donor-advised fund, volunteer with your favorite local nonprofit, contribute your skills and expertise, donate to a cause you’re passionate about and know that every form of giving, no matter how big or small, makes a difference. Invite your family and children to participate with you. Start a family tradition by volunteering together, talking about your charitable giving or making a donation every year on GivingTuesday.
Share your giving story online using the hashtag #GivingTuesday to tell others why you give. Head over to our Facebook page to join the conversation and invite your friends, family and colleagues to join too. If you have questions on how you can give through a donor-advised fund, feel free to contact us at 816.842.0944 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Authored by: Ashley Hawkins, Content Specialist