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GivingTuesday offers chance to give back during holiday season

Posted at 4:06 PM, Nov 29, 2021

GivingTuesday is a day where you can give back. It’s an unofficial holiday that’s celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, which falls on Nov. 30 this year.

GivingTuesday was created in 2012 at the 92nd Street Y and its Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact in New York City. Now, it’s an independent nonprofit and a global movement that inspires people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

"It is an opportunity for people around the world to come together through generosity in all its forms by sharing acts of kindness and giving their voice, time, money, goods, and advocacy to support communities and causes," GivingTuesday said on its website.

According to USA Today, over $2.5 billion was donated on the annual day of giving back last year.

GivingTuesday offers things for people to do to give back, like reaching out to the elderly, paying things forward, or showing gratitude for essential workers.

The nonprofit also offers a map to find ways to give back to your community.

You can also show your support on social media by using the hashtag #GivingTuesday and sharing how you’re helping others.