It’s Giving Tuesday: Who will you support?


#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community.

There are a host of charities, Go Fund Me, Kickstarter campaigns and so many organizations in need of financial support. It can be daunting choosing one to support.

News headlines are enough to make you feel overwhelmed.

A series of wildfires are raging across communities worldwide from Gatlinburg, Tennessee to Israel. The southeastern U.S. is experiencing the worst drought in nearly a decade. In Northern and Central Israel — 220 fires broke out today alone. Many homes have already been destroyed, families displaced, and more residents are being evacuated.

And, there are the usual organizations that we give to like the Empty Stocking Fund, Salvation Army, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and local shelters, etc.

There’s a directory to help you find organizations, charities, events and more in your own community. Here’s the link to get on your path to giving.

Here are just a few:

The Walker’s Legacy Foundation is a part of #GivingTuesday. The foundation aims to empower college-age and single-parent women across the nation.

Little Smiles is a volunteer driven, non-profit 501(c)3 children’s charity. Their mission is to help help heal hearts and create little smiles by providing gifts and fun activities to children impacted by serious illness, homelessness or tragedy.

City Year New York works with at-risk students. They deploy 257 highly skilled AmeriCorps members to serve in 24 elementary, middle and high schools. Each school has a team of diverse and talented 18-25 year-olds helping in the school community.

We encourage you to celebrate the day by giving back.

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