What Giving Tuesday Means to Us
It’s the time of year where we celebrate over-indulging. Whether it’s having too much turkey and stuffing on Thanksgiving, heading out to one too many sales on Black Friday, or filling up your online Shopping Cart with a few more items than you planned on Cyber Monday, the past week has been all about doing more than you normally would. The beauty of it is that after nearly a week of doing too much, Giving Tuesday allows you the opportunity to give something back.
Giving Tuesday is the unofficial kick-off to the holiday giving season, and the numbers show that many of us are diving in head first! According to GivingTuesday.org, last year, over $116.7 million was raised, with over 700,000 donors giving over $1.08 million in online gifts, across 71 countries. Not only are people donating, but they are talking about it as well. There were over 1.3 million mentions of #GivingTuesday across social media last year.
I know I speak for the entire team here at the V Foundation when I say that Giving Tuesday just makes you feel good. With so much negativity in the news these days, it’s really nice to have an entire day dedicated to helping others. There are many uplifting stories shared and some terrific social media campaigns to get fans involved with specific causes, making you feel like all of the world is rallying together to do some good.
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