Created in 2012, GivingTuesday was an idea to designate a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
2020 has been hard physically, mentally, and financially for a lot of folks. This means we have even more opportunities to GIVE this December 1. Here are five ways to participate in Giving Tuesday
Give Time or Talent By volunteering, you can give something back, make a difference to the people around you, develop new skills, and learn more about issues affecting people in our communities. The right volunteer opportunity can help you reduce stress, make new friends, and even advance your career. Many nonprofits are understaffed or operating on a small budget and can't afford the marketing, HR, technology, or planning resources that their missions deserve. Consider giving your skills to help a nonprofit.
Give Voice Lend your voice to advocate for the causes and issues you care about. We can all be activists who affect the kind of change that makes our world a better place. Don't forget that you can make some of the most meaningful changes within your own local community; just look around.
Give Dollars Throughout our communities, nonprofit organizations are working tirelessly every day to make a difference in our communities. Donate to a nonprofit in honor of GivingTuesday.
Give Goods Organize a donation drive Collect toiletries, books, clothes, food - just about anything can be the focus of a donation drive. Be sure to check-in with the nonprofit you're collecting for before you begin.
Give Kindness A seemingly small act of kindness has the power to inspire the generosity that can permeate society and catalyze change. Buy someone's lunch, text someone to tell them you're grateful to know them or compliment a stranger. It matters more than we can ever know.