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Giving Tuesday

Image courtesy of Charter for Compassion http://charterforcompassion.org/node/8191

Image courtesy of Charter for Compassion http://charterforcompassion.org/node/8191

December 2, 2014 is #GivingTuesday. Last Thursday we celebrated Thanksgiving and then there was Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Today charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

#GivingTuesday was founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation. Together, with a team of influencers and founding partners, they launched a global movement that has engaged over 10,000 organizations worldwide.

The inaugural #GivingTuesday saw over 2,500 not-for-profit and business partners participate in different ways that not only resulted in awareness being raised of key issues but also a significant increase in giving on that day. The idea is catching on worldwide.

It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more.

One of the groups I am giving to is Charter for Compassion.

After you donate, tell everyone you can about how you are giving to the charity of your choice. Share their #GivingTuesday pages from their Facebook page on your own page. Help build a global community dedicated to working towards peace and international understanding.  Thank you for reaching out and for your generosity.