It’s time to set aside our differences and actually make a difference. Tuesday, November 29th is the fifth annual organized day of coordinated volunteering and philanthropy.
“ #GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners— nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals—to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness.”
Support groups that make a positive difference. Donate money, donate your time, spread the word. We will need groups like the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and the Sierra Club more than ever. Find out what their lobbyists are doing, what laws they are supporting and opposing, and what good they are doing. Volunteer and you’ll not only help your group, you’ll also understand the causes, effects, and needs better so you can become a better advocate.
The #GivingTuesday website has links to ways to get involved. Registration is closed for this year, but it’s a good place to get started, get inspired, get active!