We have an official day to give thanks and, because of a new campaign named #GivingTuesday, we now have an official day to give back.
#GivingTuesday is a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations. #GivingTuesday inspires personal philanthropy and encourages bigger, better and smarter charitable giving during the holiday season, showing that the world truly gives as good as it gets.
How to get involved:
- Use GivingTuesday.org's resources to vet a non-profit organization and make a donation to the charity of your choice.
- #Unselfie. Join the social media campaign by taking a "selfie" with a caption (or have it on a card in the picture) explaining how or why you and/or your friends are "giving" this year. Tag the photo with #GivingTuesday and #unselfie. #GivingTuesday will compile all the images for one awesome collage on December 3rd.
- Follow #GivingTuesday on Twitter @GivingTues and "like" their facebook page.