You know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday but are you aware of Giving Tuesday? Giving Tuesday is a recent invention so recent, it is often preceded with a hashtag. It was started in 2012 on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving and has been gaining in popularity as a symbol of charity to counteract the excess commercialism of the start of the holiday shopping season.
Will Giving Tuesday catch on? So far, the results are promising. The Giving Tuesday donations in 2013 were up by 90% over the initial event in 2012, and kept growing by nearly 63% in 2014, 155% in 2015, and 52% in 2016.
Regardless of the effects of Giving Tuesday, charitable giving is making an overall recovery after the hit it took during the Great Recession. Here are a few facts about America's charitable giving.
If you had donated recently, thanks for your efforts. No matter what size or to what organization, it is another step toward addressing needs worldwide.
If you have not participated in charitable giving, it is not too late to join in the fun. Please give whatever you can, and feel the satisfaction that comes with helping those in need.
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