Giving Tuesday usually recognised as #GivingTuesday for purposes of hashtag activism is observed every year on the Tuesday following the Thanksgiving in the United States. This year it is celebrated on November 28. It is observed to create an international day of giving at the starting of the Christmas and holiday time. On this day, try doing good stuff for any charity or cause. Here is how #GivingTuesday works: on this day you can choose and help any of your favourite charity or cause you want in any manner you want. You can also take the help of any charity organisations. You can select how you want to support a charity or cause. You can support by making beautiful stuff, making good stuff or by donating good stuff, or even by tweeting good stuff or by saying good stuff it is totally up to you.
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give” – Winston Churchill
History of Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday was started in the year 2012 by the team at the 92nd Street Y, it is a cultural centre in New York which is bringing many people together around the values of support and giving back from the year 1874. The concept of the Giving Tuesday was 1st announced by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation in October 2012. It is observed on Tuesday, following Thanks giving in united states and the well-known shopping events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. In 2013, Mashable also covered Giving Tuesday, by joining with Google+, holding a hang out-Athlon for Giving Tuesday. In the year 2014, Giving Tuesday launched the #GivingTower; it is a collaboration between the Crowdrise, United Nations Foundation, and 92nd Street Y. Every donation in the #GivingTower symbolises a brick in the virtual Tower. In the year 2015, The John Templeton Foundation presented a study based on research on Americans that showed that around 93% of respondents were well known with Black Friday, and only 18% are known about GivingTuesday. In the year 2016, as stated by the USA today, the day broke a record in charitable donations around the world with $168 million, topping 2015 absolutely by 44%.
Other Celebrations on November 28
November 28 is also celebrated as
How To Celebrate Giving Tuesday
The primary purpose of the day is to celebrate and encourage giving. So, on this day join the Giving Tuesday movement and give, it can be anything, your time, a good baked stuff, gift, donation. Or just say a good thing or tweet a good stuff. Also, post pictures of the day and share your good stuff with others on social media by using the hashtag #GivingTuesday.