Giving Tuesday is a global day of action designed to kick-start the giving season with small acts. Today, across the world, the spirit of charity, selflessness and love is celebrated through the globally recognized social media phenomenon called #GivingTuesday.
It falls after the US holiday of Thanksgiving and the follow-up days when people tend to hit the shops or buy online, known as Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Giving Tuesday first started in 2012 and is designed to “celebrate and encourage GIVING”. It was started in New York City at the Belfer Centre for Innovation and Social Impact at the 92nd Street Y (YMCA) in partnership with the United Nations Foundation. It’s now officially run in 70 countries. In the UK, CAF – the Charities Aid Foundation – runs the day. Last year, around 4,500,000 people in Britain took part and there are anticipations that much more will take part this year.
#GivingTuesday is the day to do good stuff, and there are loads of things you could do to support your favourite charity. Here are a few ideas about what you could get up to on #GivingTuesday.
More than 1,600 organisations are signed up to take part. The crowdfunding website Crowdfunder is an official partner of the day. A spokesman said: “The core message that even the smallest acts of giving can have the biggest impact truly resonates with us at Crowdfunder, as we are lucky enough to witness how every single pledge, no matter how big or small, has the potential to transform a crowdfunding project and contribute to making positive change happen.”
You’ll be joining some of Britain’s biggest brands, charities and celebrities, as well as thousands of people in the UK all doing good stuff for charity. Sign up NOW and commit to doing good stuff now!
Among organisations offering matched donations and pledges is Facebook. It will match up to £200,000 of total donations donated via the platform: up to £400 per fundraiser and £10,000 per charity. There are countless events and charities looking for support.
The beauty of Giving Tuesday is that how anyone gets involved is up to them. “On the day you can choose to support any charity you want in any way you want,” said Giving Tuesday UK. “You choose how you want to support them. Whether you bake good stuff, make good stuff, donate good stuff, tweet good stuff or even say good stuff: how you support your favourite cause is totally up to you.”
Here at The Renaissance Lady blog, we are supporting Morayo’s Hope. The Morayo’s Hope Collection was established by an amazing designer – ‘Misayo House‘ to assist in the fight against Childhood Cancers and Blood Disorders. Morayo which is the middle name of the founder’s younger daughter, means “I have seen joy” in the Nigerian language of Yoruba”
This #GIVINGTUESDAY (Tuesday, November 28), they will be donating 100% of the proceeds from this collection to the AFLAC Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. It is their goal to help provide resources for patients and families affected, which will ultimately give them HOPE. Perfect for yourself or as a gift to someone you love, you will not just be giving back to a great cause but also receiving a stunning piece in return. So you don’t have to wait until Christmas or New Year to buy your loved a special piece of jewellery and support a worthy cause.
Join the movement on social media (@GivingTuesday and @GivingTuesdayUK) by using the tag #GivingTuesday.
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