We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Taking place Tuesday, December 1, 2015 – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving- #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national movement around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping. #GivingTuesday is the counter narrative to these days because it reminds us that the spirit of the holiday giving seasons should be about community and not just consumerism.
#GivingTuesday is not a new giving platform, but a call to action to celebrate giving and encourage more, better and smarter giving during the Holiday Season. You are the most important part of making this movement a reality.
I hope you will join the worldwide giving movement by making a gift to Habitat today by clicking here. (link to donate page) For $25, you will give a family a bundle of shingles to ensure a safe roof over their heads. For only $100, you will give a family a kitchen sink so they can one day host a holiday celebration in their own home. Your gift, no matter the size, will give the ultimate gift – the gift of home.
Watch our Facebook page on #GivingTuesday and share the news with your friends and family that you have joined us on this special day. Support #UNselfie behavior by donating and then taking an “unselfie” photo of yourself letting everyone know why you give and invite them to do the same! Help us spread the word about #GivingTuesday by sharing our status, or posting your own call to action.You can download a blank “I give because…” template here.
If you have already given a gift to Habitat this holiday season, thank you! You make our work possible, and you are changing lives right here in our community.