Join us this year in #GivingTuesday
The last several days have been a whirlwind starting with Thanksgiving, shopping on Black Friday, going wild on Cyber Monday and now there’s a new day added to the holiday calendar — #Giving Tuesday which you can commemorate by donating money, time and attention to good causes. Right here in the Pee Dee or anywhere in the world.
The first Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been declared a day of personal philanthropy to highlight the driving spirit of this time of the year — generosity and giving thanks. #Giving Tuesday is a celebration of all forms of giving. Who declared it so? More than 7,000 nonprofits nationwide taking advantage of the power of social media.
How can you participate? Go online and search for local charities you want to support. Most have a link to Paypal to securely take a donation. Or do it the old fashioned way and write a check!
We can help you by directing your donation to a specific charity or to a specific cause. That’s what we do: activate philanthropy. Click here for our Paypal link or send me an email to take part in this growing online experience.
Seriously, #Giving Tuesday could have a dramatic impact on the nation’s philanthropy. Giving in the United States has been constant for nearly 40 years at roughly 2 percent of GDP, according to Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy. If #Giving Tuesday could nudge that up even 0.1 or 0.2 percentage points, it would amount to $300 million to $600 million new charitable dollars.