The Turkey has been eaten, reheated and eaten again which means Holiday Season is officially in full-swing. For the fortunate, the holiday typically involves receiving and for some, indulging in the spirit of giving.
We've had a day for giving thanks. We've have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
#GivingTuesday is a 24-hour online campaign that began in 2012, dedicated to encouraging people to make donations to charities, volunteer and generally support philanthropic efforts.
It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Giving Tuesday is a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity and is in-line with the mission of BeyGOOD, to pay it forward.
It's pretty simple to get involved in 3 steps:
1. Think about what you are passionate about.
2. Find a charity that aligns with your passion.
3. DONTATE! VOLUNTEER! GIVE BACK!
If you are looking to learn more about how you can get involved in #GivingTuesday join the #GivingTuesday community to receive e-news and to learn more about the movement and ways you can give back and check out the official website at GivingTuesday.org.
Words by: Rachel Hislop