Giving Tuesday is Coming: Why Giving Back is Important
After we have stuffed our faces with turkey on Thanksgiving, after many of us brave the crowds on Black Friday and support our local small businesses on Saturday, after we’ve exhausted our online coupons on Cyber Monday… There’s a day reserved for us to give back, to give to others, to support worthy causes and remember that there are people in our communities and in the world who are not as fortunate as we are. That day is Giving Tuesday.
This year I am a social media ambassador for the Giving Tuesday movement and while I’m not representing one specific organization, my goal as an ambassador is just to tell you to get involved: Any way you can, give. You can give your money, your time or your voice… every little thing makes a difference.
You make think that only the huge donations matter, but that’s not true, imagine if 100,000 people could only afford to give $5 — well those people have just made a half a million dollar donation to a cause. That is powerful.
You’ve heard the starfish story? Just like that, anyone can make a difference, even if we can just help one person; we have made a difference.
Featured pic credit: By TheMargue via Wikimedia Commons
Giving back is not only about giving money… it can be about volunteering your time to help those that are not as fortunate, through a variety of ways: helping in a soup kitchen, donating your unwanted coats, tutoring underserved children, donating books to your local library, helping clean up a local park… the possibilities are endless!