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What is Giving Tuesday? National Movement Celebrates a Day of Giving

The day that celebrates being charitable to others is here as Giving Tuesday encourages people to give back to others this holiday season.

Giving Tuesday is a day that takes time to celebrate and encourage the kindness and generosity of others. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, charities and organizations go all out in order to help others in need.

National Movement Giving Tuesday Celebrates a Day of Charity - photo from GivingTuesday.org

National Movement Giving Tuesday Celebrates a Day of Charity – photo from GivingTuesday.org

According to the official Giving Tuesday website:

#GivingTuesday™ (#GT) is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The second annual GivingTuesday is on December 3, 2013. In the same way that retail stores take part in Black Friday, we want the giving community to come together for #GivingTuesday. We ask that partners create and commit to a project for/on #GivingTuesday and then help spread the word to their networks.”

While Giving Tuesday is a relatively new concept as it is in its second year, last year over 50 million people participated in the charitable event.

Everyone and anyone can get involved in Giving Tuesday. While you can only be included as a partner if you are a registered non-profit, individuals and families can still get involved by volunteering at a local charity or donating to a favorite cause.

To learn more about Giving Tuesday and everything that they have accomplished over the past two years, take a look at the event’s website.

What is Giving Tuesday? National Movement Celebrates a Day of Giving.

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