Giving Tuesday: A Day for Giving Thanks

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On November 29th, one week from today, the charitable season kicks off with Giving Tuesday.

Celebrated every year after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a movement that supports giving and philanthropy around the holiday season. It is a global day dedicated to giving back, driven by the power of social media and collaboration.

Created in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation, Giving Tuesday was started in response to consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season.

The mission of Giving Tuesday is to connect groups of individuals, communities, and organizations around the world to celebrate and encourage giving.

By focusing on the power of social media, people from around the globe can connect with friends, family, organizations, and charities to encourage the power of giving.

Giving Tuesday 2015 Campaign by the numbers: 

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There are many different ways to spread the power of giving via social media on Giving Tuesday.

  • On Twitter you can follow the @GivingTues account and use the hashtag #givingtuesday at the end of each tweet to get all of your followers involved.
  • On Facebook use the hashtag #givingtuesday and be sure to share how you are participating in the day by posting videos and images.
  • On Snapchat you can follow givingtuesday to follow the day live through images and videos.
  • Be sure to take an #UNselfie to show how you are giving and why giving is important to you. Don’t forget to post it to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to share with friends!

To find out more about the #GivingTuesday campaign and to find organizations, charities, and events in your own community, visit givingtuesday.org.

Video courtesy of Giving Tuesday