This year, November 30th is Giving Tuesday! This is the day to step back from the chaos of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and embrace the best part of the holidays—the season of giving. Sure we should do it every day, but why not use this holiday season to launch your daily efforts and find a way to give back to your community or support the causes that mean the most to you!
The tradition of charitable giving during the holidays began thousands of years ago. Today, it continues to be an important part of many cultures and religions around the world. During the Hindu festival of Diwali, for example, “dana” (charitable giving) and “seva” (selfless service) are two key components of the holiday.
To celebrate Giving Tuesday, donate to your favorite nonprofit, drop off some canned goods at your local food pantry, or organize a neighborhood coat drive. Need some help with ideas? Visit www.GivingTuesday.org.