We are under 2 weeks away from Thanksgiving. Time for family and friends to get together to enjoy each others company and give thanks for all of the wonderful blessing this past year has brought. It is a very special time! What follows Thanksgiving is normally Black Friday and Cyber Monday – the retailers way to kick off the holiday season. GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and kick off the giving season. The second annual GivingTuesday is on December 3, 2013. In the same way that retail stores take part in Black Friday, #GT wants the giving community to come together for #GivingTuesday. Another great way to kick off the holiday season of giving!
Here are some of the original FAQ’s for #GivingTuesday:
- What is#GivingTuesday? #GivingTuesday™ is a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support non-profit organizations.
- How did #GivingTuesday start? New York’s 92nd Street Y was the catalyst and incubator for #GivingTuesday, bringing the expertise of 139 years of community-management to the project and providing #GivingTuesday a home. The United Nations Foundation joined as partners, bringing their strategic and communications clout to the project. An amazing team of influencers then offered their ideas, contacts and wisdom to help shape and improve the concept. A powerful list of corporations and non-profits agreed to be founding partners, helping spread the word and committing to their own #GivingTuesday initiatives. Since then, countless organizations, friends and leaders have all added their support and talents to make #GivingTuesday a reality.
Az4Education will be doing our part to help spread the word throughout the next 2 weeks about #GivingTuesday. We want our Az4Education community to participate in #GivingTuesday. All we ask is you share with your network of folks via email, twitter, facebook or any other social network you use. As a non-profit, we would love for everyone to donate to us, but there are a lot of great causes out there.
We want to see our community helping others! Please share with us, your stories…