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Month of Giving

The Month of Giving is here - make a positive difference in your community and spread joy by donating to local charities!
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It's time to show some love and kindness during the Month of Giving on December 1! This annual event is a great way to give back to your community, spread joy, and make the world a better place. The origin of this special month dates back more than 20 years ago when it was first created to encourage people to come together in support of those who are less fortunate. From donating money or food items, to volunteering your time at a local charity, there are many ways you can get involved and make a difference. So join us this December as we celebrate the Month of Giving!

History of Month of Giving

Month of Giving Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1998</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Initiation of the Tradition</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Month of Giving is first celebrated in 1998 as a worldwide effort to encourage acts of kindness and donations to those less fortunate during the holiday season.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Raised Awareness and Participation</div><div class='timeline-text'>By the early 2000s, awareness of the Month of Giving had spread, resulting in increased participation across varied communities worldwide.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2009</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Digital Revolution Influences Giving</div><div class='timeline-text'>The rise of social media in 2009 helped spread the concept of the Month of Giving, making it a trending topic every December which increased global participation.</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'>Charitable Organizations Join In</div><div class='timeline-text'>Numerous charities and non-profit organizations began official Month of Giving campaigns to raise support for their causes in 2013.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2018</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Corporate Participation Surge</div><div class='timeline-text'>In 2018, many businesses and corporations started to organize their own Month of Giving initiatives, providing additional support, and increasing recognition of the holiday.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Bountiful Giving Despite Pandemic</div><div class='timeline-text'>Despite the challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, individuals and organizations showed resilience and continued to contribute abundantly during the Month of Giving.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Month of Giving

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Donate to your local charity</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find a charity in your local area that is doing good work and make a donation. Your gift may be tax deductible and you will be helping those in need.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Volunteer at a soup kitchen</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Many cities have soup kitchens that offer free meals to those who are in need. You can volunteer to help serve meals or assist with clean up afterwards.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a toy drive</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather up some of your friends and family and organize a toy drive. Donate the toys to a local charity or organization and help spread holiday cheer.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a fundraiser</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put together a fundraiser for a cause that you care about. Set up an online donation page or host an event to raise money for the cause.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Shop for a cause</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Shop for items from stores that donate a portion of their proceeds to charity. You can feel good knowing that you are helping those in need while doing your holiday shopping.</p></div></div>

Why Month of Giving is Important

<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'>It encourages people to give back</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The Month of Giving is an important time for people to recognize the needs of others and show their generosity. It's inspiring to see so many people taking part in giving, whether it's donating money or volunteering their time to help out. This type of giving helps build stronger, more connected communities and makes a real difference in people's lives.</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'>It promotes awareness</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Unfortunately, there are still many people and causes in need of our help around the world. The Month of Giving creates a platform to bring attention to these issues, making it easier for individuals and organizations alike to get involved and make change. This can help increase donations and support those on the frontlines working towards creating a better world.</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'>It fosters unity & compassion</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By coming together during this time, we have the potential to create a powerful sense of solidarity across all different backgrounds and beliefs. Everyone can work together towards a common goal - helping those who are most vulnerable in our societies, showing compassion for our fellow human beings, and instilling feelings of hope for the future.</p></div></div>

5 Heartwarming Facts About Month of Giving

Month of Giving FAQs

When is Month of Giving?

Month of Giving is celebrated on December 1 every year. In 2024, it will occur on a Sunday.

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