GivingTuesday: Gifts that Make a Difference
As we welcome the season of giving, we want to highlight an important movement – GivingTuesday. This global generosity campaign, initiated in 2012, has grown into a powerful force for good, inspiring millions to give back, collaborate, and celebrate the spirit of generosity. Set to kick off this year on November 28, 2023, GivingTuesday is not just a day; it's a movement that encourages people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.
What is the GivingTuesday Campaign?
GivingTuesday is more than just a date on the calendar.... It’s a call to action; a chance for individuals and organizations to harness their collective power and make a positive impact.
If you're wondering how to get involved, Greater Good Charities has an entire GivingTuesday catalog of important causes and programs that are actively making a difference in the world through our four pillars: People, Pets, Planet, and Disaster Relief.
Why is it called GivingTuesday?
The name GivingTuesday originated due to it being the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving (and Black Friday), reminding us to be thankful for what we have and to extend a helping hand to those in need. It's a day to counteract the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping with a meaningful act of kindness.
What is GivingTuesday All About?
GivingTuesday began as a simple idea – to create a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past eleven years, this idea has blossomed into a global movement, inspiring millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. Whether you help a neighbor, advocate for an issue, share a skill, or contribute to causes close to your heart, every act of generosity matters.
“GivingTuesday inspires people all around the world to embrace their power to drive progress around the causes they care about, not just on one day but throughout the year.”
- Asha Curran, CEO, and co-founder of GivingTuesday
Where Can I Give this Giving Tuesday?
The beauty of GivingTuesday lies in its inclusivity. Everyone, regardless of their background or resources, has something to give. Whether you choose to donate, volunteer your time, or advocate for causes you care about, your contribution matters.
So, mark your calendars for November 28, 2023, spread the word, and help us amplify the good this GivingTuesday.