When is National Day of Giving?
The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is National Day of Giving, or Giving Tuesday.
What is National Day of Giving?
‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to plant some smiles than a generous donation? After the commercial frenzy following Thanksgiving, National Day of Giving encourages us to donate money and volunteer our time to support causes that change the world.
Americans drop a lot of coin on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and even that Saturday and Sunday in the middle. We mostly pay out for close friends, family, our homes, and ourselves, but volunteers and donors across the nation use Giving Tuesday to jump-start the most charitable season of the year.
We spent Thanksgiving Day celebrating our wealth of family and friends. Giving Tuesday is the day to act on that gratitude and pay it forward into our communities.
Fun facts about National Day of Giving!
- More people make donations in December, but November donation amounts tend to be larger.
- People who volunteer their time are also twice as likely to donate financially.
- Two thirds of donors give to organizations that friends and family recommend or that they already know.
How to celebrate National Day of Giving:
- Donate your time. Find local charities or organizations where you can volunteer. See what events they might have on Giving Tuesday and throughout the holiday season.
- Invest your money into other people’s futures. Financial contributions support the charitable organizations that work all year long to improve our communities and our world.
What’s the hashtag for National Day of Giving?
Promote generosity on social media using #GivingTuesday.