#GivingTuesday is a grassroots effort meant to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.
Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday is meant to inspire people to give back in “better, smarter ways” to the charities and causes they support and help create a better world; and then use social media to showcase the projects and platforms they chose. It takes place Tuesday after Thanksgiving, which is Dec. 2 this year.
This is the third year for the campaign, which started in New York City. This year’s effort is expected to have the support of more than 10,000 organizations around the world, including non-profit groups in southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio that have encouraged their supporters to get involved.
For printable signs, logos and other suggestions on how to show your support for the #GivingTuesday movement, go to www.givingtuesday.org or look for Giving Tuesday on social media:
- Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday
- Twitter https://twitter.com/GivingTues.
- Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/givingtuesday/
- YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/GivingTuesday
- Google+ https://plus.google.com/+GivingtuesdayOrg/posts
- Instagram http://instagram.com/givingtuesday
The campaign hashtags to use with your social media posts or pictures on Tuesday about a chosen project or cause are #GivingTuesday and #unselfie.
Special note to Monroe News readers: Watch for our shout out on Monroe News Facebook page on Tuesday, as we’ll invite you to share your “unselfie” projects.