What to Know
- #GivingTuesday was started by 92nd Street Y, a New York City-based cultural and community center in 2012
- Organizers urge people taking part to use #GivingTuesday in social media posts to share how they're giving back
- There are dozens of organizations in the New York City area that would make a good choice for a donation
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are over, but it's not too late to give back!
Observed annually on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
The movement aims to bring people, businesses and charities together and facilitate change in their communities by giving them a way to give back during the holiday season.
If you’re feeling generous, you can open up your wallet and give to the charity of your choice. Or you can volunteer your time for a local organization by doing yard work, painting or decorating for the holidays.
The campaign was launched in 2012 by 92nd Street Y, a New York City-based cultural and community center, and the United Nations Foundation.
Organizers urge those taking part to go on social media with the hashtag #GivingTuesday and show how they’re giving back.
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Head to GivingTuesday.org to see what organizations you can donate to in your area.