Globe: Giving Tuesday!!
Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 is Giving Tuesday around the globe.
According to the GivingTuesday.org, now in its fourth year, Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the United States of America) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
Since its inaugural year in 2012, Giving Tuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.
Giving Tuesday was created by 92nd Street Y – a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around the values of service and giving back – Giving Tuesday connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving.
A team of influencers and founding partners joined forces – collaborating across sectors, offering expertise and working tirelessly – to launch Giving Tuesday and have continued to shape, grow and strengthen the movement.
Giving Tuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges.
It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners – nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals – to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness.
As a global movement, Giving Tuesday unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.
So give on Tuesday by donating to your local nonprofits and charitable organizations or giving your Tuesday by volunteering in your community.
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