On Thursday we gave thanks, now let’s give back!
From the genius minds of Henry Timms, deputy executive director of the 92nd Street Y, and Kathy Calvin, CEO of the United Nations Foundation, #GivingTuesday is now in its second year and transforming the way people think about this consumer-driven season.
“We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Why shouldn’t there be a day for giving back?” asks Timms.
As of today, more than 2,000 charities, for-profit businesses, community groups, religious groups, and schools have committed to launch their own volunteer and charity-centric projects as part of the #GivingTuesday movement. With the launch off to a strong start, the campaign aspires to become part of our national holiday season lexicon, joining the likes of Black Friday and Cyber Monday as an annual staple to look forward to.
So what can YOU do to get involved?
There are no rules when it comes to who, what or how you give – you’re encouraged to think creatively based on your own unique interests and skills. Are you designing a new flier for your favorite charity? Volunteering with your youth group?