Right after Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday for people around the world who are looking to do good. With Giving Tuesday this is a chance to give back to different charities during the holiday season. The movement is dedicated to giving back and millions of Canadians and others around the world have already celebrated and taken part in Giving Tuesday which is happening again this week.
What Is Giving Tuesday?
Giving Tuesday is a celebration that promotes giving back during the holiday season to a charity or cause of your choice. The holiday is a global giving holiday where people look to find different causes or charities to support.
Giving back during the holiday season can be done in a variety of ways. You can give your time, give a financial donation, give food or clothing. Giving Tuesday is a great way to remind ourselves to do good during the holiday season when there are so many in need. There is no shortage of options because when you are looking to give you will see that there are thousands of organizations around Canada and the world that are doing good and always looking for community support to continue helping others.
Giving Tuesday is a giving holiday that inspires people to think of others at this time when so many are lonely during the holiday season. A little can go a long way to make someone’s day and to spread some cheer this season. #GivingTuesday posts and stories can be found online today across social media from those who are taking part once again in the tradition of Giving Tuesday where they look to give and help others.
This time of year we hear many prompts to consider giving to one cause or another and the Giving Tuesday celebration encourages people to get onto social media and share their stories to also inspire others. A little pay it forward action can go a long way to helping others and spreading some goodness and cheer this holiday season. One little act of kindness can have a ripple effect and no act of kindness is ever too small.
Food banks around the world are seeing a rise in demand throughout the pandemic and now again because of supply chain issues, there are many organizations that are worth considering during Giving Tuesday for any that are looking to give and pay it forward, to give back to others in their communities and around the world.
Support Community Helpers
Look into your own community and you might be surprised at the giving initiatives that you find. During the holiday season there are a number of organizations to consider, here are just a few around BC:
- BC SPCA
- Red Cross
- SHARE SOCIETY
- Big Brothers
- Royal Canadian Legion
- The Boys and Girls Club of South Coast BC
- Canuck Place Children’s Hospice
- Diabetes Canada
- Greater Vancouver Food Bank
The Giving Tuesday celebration has been going on now for several years, since back in 2012 when it was first created. Since that time Giving Tuesday has already inspired many around the world to engage in good acts toward others during the holiday season.
Not only is it a time to help different charities and organizations but it can also be a time to do good, pay it forward, and help others around our communities. The thought behind Giving Tuesday is simply to do good and to give and you can give in more ways than one.
Simple Ways to Give Back on Giving Tuesday
It might be giving someone a ride somewhere, your time in listening to them, some help with their groceries, supporting their posts for their small business on social media, making a donation to a cause you care about, giving back some items to donation centers around your community, food is another great one to give during this season as well.