National Day Of Giving
National Day Of Giving:
Celebrated annually on every Tuesday after Thanksgiving, the National Day Of Giving is dedicated to encouraging giving among people and organizations to their communities to make the world a better place! Started in 2012 and also known by the name Giving Tuesday has inspired hundreds of millions of people to celebrate giving!
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Why Day Of Giving?
The National Day of Giving is a global event conducted annually on the Tuesday after all the major events such as Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. This day encourages people to give back to their society by their act of giving as the year comes to an end.
After having spent lots of money on shopping for thanksgiving and grabbing the best deals during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This day is a great time to be generous and charitable to the less fortunate in your community.
Anne Frank has quoted “No one has ever become poor by giving”. And Warren Buffet’s lines show the marrow of community living when he said “If you’re in the luckiest one percent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 percent.”
This day you can look out for others and care for their needs in whatever ways possible. Whether you want to support the local shelters, local homes, or an NGO it’s your choice.
In the current scenario where people are motivated to aim for riches and concentrating on self first, it is crucial to cultivate the heart of giving for the needy.
Although charity begins at home, it should spread to the community as well. It’s not about how much you can give, it’s about the heart of generosity for the betterment of your community. Having said this, your every action counts.
So this Thanksgiving season, also plan to get the best deals from all your shopping to participate in giving on the National Day of Giving!
How Can We Observe National Day Of Giving?
- Donate your time for charitable causes
You can get anything back but not the time that has passed away. Giving time for people shows your love and interest for them. Thus this day makes time to spend your valuable time to be charitable and make your community a good place to live in.
- Invest in charitable organizations
Another great way to celebrate the National Day of Giving is by investing in other people’s futures. Be it for children’s home, a shelter for the homeless, or an NGO working towards the community’s less fortunate you can donate today and keep the spirit of giving throughout the year!
- Raise awareness about National Day of Giving on social media
Giving has transformed lives and given joy for the giver! Encourage family and friends to experience the joy of giving through social media! Share an inspiring story or your experience of giving using hashtags #NationalDayOfGiving, #DayOfGiving, #Giving Tuesday.
- Raise funds with family and friends
This Giving Tuesday, you can also participate in giving as a family or with your close group of friends! You can have a bake sale or handcrafted products to raise funds for your community!
- Cultivate giving among children and young adults
Today’s children and youngsters are the future decision-makers. It is important to cultivate the heart of giving in them as they grow up. Celebrate the day by helping them give to the needy or volunteer for a good cause today.
Interesting Facts About National Day Of Giving:
Here are a few interesting facts surrounding National Day Of Giving,
- Many people donate in December, but the donation amounts in November are larger.
- People who volunteer are twice more likely to give financial donations
- Study shows that two-thirds of the donors donate to organizations that they know or are recommended by friends or family
- A 2015 survey revealed that 93% of consumers knew about Black Friday and only 18% knew about Giving Tuesday
- The IRS data shows that people who earn less were likely to donate more to help others
- A global poll on giving found that Australia is the most generous country with Ireland holding the second place and Canada holds the third place.
History Of National Day Of Giving:
The National Day of Giving or #GivingTuesday originated in 2012 by 92nd street Y to get people to focus more on charity this season. This day uses the power of social media to encourage people to give today and every day for the rest of the year.