Happy Giving Tuesday!
I try to ignore the big “shopping weekend” right after a day of thanks, but some years I do better than others. This year I spent my weekend sleeping in and binge watching Netflix for so long that I almost forgot about it all together! Actually… by forgot I mean that I even forgot to post a sale of my own on Etsy! But a day I really don’t like to miss? Giving Tuesday!
According to the website, “#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.” To me, this is a great way to show some extra thanks and give back after a truly gluttonous week. Giving Tuesday is a way for me to get back to what’s important, and between community events and companies with a mission to give, there are a countless number of ways to get involved.
- Take an #unselfie
- Do a quick closet cleanout and donate that blouse that’s in great condition but you just don’t wear as much as you wish
- Find some gifts that give back
- Make a donation to participating organization like the World Animal Protection, Bailey House, or the Jesuit Volunteer Core
- Pledge time with a local youth group
I’m going to be signing up for another date to cook for a local shelter and I have a huge pile of things to be donated. What are your plans for #GivingTuesday?