Ways to Give Back on Giving Tuesday
At Vivalon, we are excited to participate in Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving, which this year falls on November 28. Originating in 2012 at the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact, Giving Tuesday was created as an antidote to the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It’s a day dedicated to fostering generosity and philanthropy. Held annually on the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday inspires people worldwide to contribute to meaningful causes and emphasizes the power of collective action.
We are passionate about empowering individuals to make a positive difference in their communities on this special day. Here are ways you can contribute:
- Contribute Financially to Nonprofits: Your donations can have a profound impact. Consider supporting a local charity or an organization that aligns with your values, contributing to causes you deeply care about.
- Offer Your Time and Talents: Volunteering isn’t just about giving time; it’s about sharing your unique skills and experiences. Whether it’s assisting at a community center, participating in local events, or providing specialized skills, your involvement is invaluable.
- Initiate or Join Fundraising Activities: Rally your community through fundraising initiatives. From community bake sales to participation in charity runs, these events not only raise funds but also bring people together for a common cause.
- Patronize Local Businesses: Support your local economy by shopping at small businesses, especially those that give back to the community. This strengthens our local economy and fosters community spirit.
- Engage in Acts of Kindness: Simple gestures can make a big difference. Acts like paying forward at a coffee shop or helping a neighbor can spread positivity and strengthen community bonds.
- Donate Essential Items: Check with local organizations to see what supplies they need. Donating items like food, clothes, and toys can directly help those in need in our community.
- Encourage Corporate Giving: If you’re part of a business, consider implementing a matching gift program, organizing group volunteer days, or sponsoring local events to demonstrate corporate social responsibility.
- Leverage Social Media for Good: Use the power of social media to promote Giving Tuesday and the causes you care about. Sharing stories and information can inspire others to join in.
- Offer Experiential Gifts: Instead of material gifts, consider giving experiences to your loved ones, emphasizing the value of shared moments and meaningful interactions.
- Reach Out and Connect: Make an effort to connect with those who might feel isolated in our community, such as the elderly or veterans. Your outreach can significantly reduce loneliness.
At Vivalon, we believe that every individual has the power to make a difference. This November 28, on Giving Tuesday, let’s come together to show how much we can achieve when we unite in the spirit of generosity and community support.
Donate for Giving Tuesday here.
Kristie McCall – Chief Development and Marketing Officer