Hearing the words “Giving Tuesday” fully rings in the holiday season for me. And with cyber monday and black friday out of the way, it’s time for giving tuesday to shine. Giving encapsulates what the holidays should be all about – giving to others – whether monetarily, in love or support, time, resources, in your voice – or even through listening.
Giving Tuesday is also known as the “Global Generosity Movement”. The day is defined as, “A movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 3, 2019 and every day,” according to GivingTuesday.org.
Giving Tuesday was birthed in 2012 with the inherent goal of getting people to do some good! In whatever way they would like to. Sometimes we need an extra push and a bit of a compass to set us on the doing good track, and there is an abundance of organizations and groups to donate to, work, volunteer and learn with. Giving Tuesday notes that the best way to get involved is by starting with your community. They’ve created a directory to help you find organizations, events, and ways to give back in your own community. Find out what’s happening near you here.
I decided to do a quick scrub for the cities that most of our readers are from: Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Chicago and Washington D.C. Here are some orgs you can learn more about, donate to or get involved with for this Giving Tuesday and onward! And I have also included a few that you can find across the country.
Across the country, there are an enormous amount of opportunities to give and get involved this Giving Tuesday. A simple search of the hashtag #GivingTuesday can result in a number of organizations that you can support. Some organizations that are not location specific include American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Make A Wish Foundation, Boys & Girls Club, Meals on Wheels, Amazon Smile, CASA, American Red Cross and many others.
You can check out VolunteerMatch, Points of Light, or Idealist to find other volunteer opportunities in your area. Please feel free to share other organizations through our Instagram Channel, @thechilltimes.