December 2, 2014 is #GivingTuesday
#GivingTuesday is a day when people around the world come together to give back. As the movement continues to grow, countries around the world are starting their own #GivingTuesday movements by creating initiatives to encourage giving in their communities. The international day of giving debuted in 2012 as a response the shopping days Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Since its US debut in 2012, #GivingTuesday has evolved from a simple giving day to a global movement.
In 2013, donors gave 90% more than they did in 2012. Over 2,500 organizations participated in 2012, and participation quadrupled to over 10,000 organizations in 2013, when the international community joined the #GivingTuesday movement.
#GivingTuesday Canada is a new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Cyber Monday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it is a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes and think about others. ~ #GivingTuesday.ca
Around the globe individuals, students, organizations and business can support #GivingTuesday by:
- making a financial contribution to organizations you support
- partnering with nonprofits and charities
- volunteering time
- spreading the word about #GivingTuesday
- helping a neighbor or your community
Watch this video from #GivingTuesdayCa for ideas on how Canada can give back:
- Twitter: @GivingTues
- Twitter: @GivingTuesdayCA
- Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday
- Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/givingtuesday
- YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/GivingTuesday
- G+: http://plus.google.com/+GivingtuesdayOrg
- Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/givingtuesday
Celebrities who support #GivingTuesday include: Ellen DeGeneres, Heidi Klum, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lopez, Charlize Theron, Josh Gorges, Carey Price, The Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Argos, Justin Trudeau, Calgary’s Naheed Nenshi, Bif Naked and Rick Howland.