GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) We have a day for giving thanks and two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to give.
It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company, or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.
Giving Tuesday by the Numbers (courtesy GivingTuesday.org)
- 30,000+ partners in 68 countries including small businesses, non-profits, government agencies and major corporations
- Estimated 470% increase in online donations on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving since its inception in 2012
- 32.7 million Twitter impressions and 750,000+ hashtag mentions
We’ve all heard of the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season in a big way. This is the time when many people are focused on the holidays and giving back to friends and family. Any gesture big or small will contribute to #GivingTuesday.