Giving Tuesday has been around since 2012, and is intended to encourage people to donate time, support, money, etc. to good causes and to their communities. For more information click here. I’ve been participating in Giving Tuesday since I first heard about it in 2014 (missed the first two years, unfortunately) and it’s always a great day.
Here’s what I’m up to today:
- I spent some time this morning straightening up supplies and materials at work, to make it easier for my colleagues to find things they need.
- I made a donation to one of my favorite charities: Donor’s Choose. If you aren’t familiar with this organization, it “empowers public school teachers from across the country to request much-needed materials and experiences for their students” (from the website). Donors can search for funding requests by subject or area (to support a local school) or just browse projects to find the right one to support. Today, I gave a donation to help a teacher provide her students with an updated classroom library. To learn more, or find a project to support, click here.
- After work, I’m stopping by a local food back to drop off a donation and spend an hour or so helping the staff.
Today, I’d like to encourage you to look for an opportunity to give, even if it’s something as simple as doing someone a favor or lending a sympathetic ear. Even if you don’t get to it today, any day is a good day to give.
How did/can you celebrate Giving Tuesday? Let me know in the comments!