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Giving Tuesday

Celebrate Giving Tuesday by making a difference! Choose to contribute in your own way, because every act of generosity counts.
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Jump into the season of giving with a heart full of generosity on Giving Tuesday, this December 3! Created in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation, Giving Tuesday came into existence as an antidote to the shopping frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It serves as a reminder of the importance of kindness and giving, transforming our communities and making the world a better place, one act of generosity at a time. So, let's embrace this wonderful day and remember, every act of generosity counts, no matter how small! Celebrate Giving Tuesday by making a difference in your own unique way.

History of Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2012</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of Giving Tuesday</div><div class='timeline-text'>The 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation created Giving Tuesday as an antidote to the shopping frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2012</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Official Celebration</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first Giving Tuesday was celebrated worldwide on November 27, 2012.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2013</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Growing Participation</div><div class='timeline-text'>By its second year, participation grew with more people all over the world taking part in acts of generosity.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2016</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Explosion of Donations</div><div class='timeline-text'>Donations on Giving Tuesday exceeded $168 million globally, a 44% increase from the previous year.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2019</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Record-Breaking Generosity</div><div class='timeline-text'>Giving Tuesday made history when donations reached over $511 million, showing the world's increasing dedication to this day of giving.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Giving Tuesday

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Donate to a cause close to your heart</h3><p class='facts-text'>This Giving Tuesday, make a monetary contribution to a charity or cause that speaks to your heart. It could be an organization that supports education, health care, animal welfare, environmental conservation, or anything else that you deeply care about.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Volunteer your time</h3><p class='facts-text'>Whether you volunteer at a local food bank, a nursing home, or an animal shelter, giving your time can have a huge impact in your community. Make it your goal this Giving Tuesday to sign up for volunteer opportunities.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Organize a community cleanup</h3><p class='facts-text'>Bring your neighborhood together for a community cleanup day. This not only improves the neighborhood but also promotes the spirit of community and giving back.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Start a fund-raising campaign</h3><p class='facts-text'>Use your social media influence to start a fund-raising campaign for a worthy cause. You will be surprised at how many people are willing to give when asked. Make it fun, like a challenge or a bet.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Donate unused items</h3><p class='facts-text'>Take a moment to declutter. Give away unused items in good condition to those who need them. It could be clothes, books, toys, or household items. Not only will you be giving back but also making your home more organized.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Giving Tuesday

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Generosity feels good</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The act of giving not only helps others, but it also gives us a sense of fulfillment and joy. Participating in Giving Tuesday allows us to experience the happiness that comes from helping people in need and making a difference in the world.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Encourages community spirit</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Giving Tuesday fosters a spirit of community and togetherness by encouraging people to give back. Whether we're organizing a community cleanup, or volunteering at a local charity, we're brought together with the common goal of making our world a better place.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Opportunity to support causes we care about</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Giving Tuesday gives us an opportunity to support the organizations and causes that we deeply care about. By donating money or items, raising funds, or volunteering our time, we can help these organizations continue their important work.</p></div></div>

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