Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday Quick Facts

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2022 DateNovember 29, 2022
2023 DateNovember 28, 2023
Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday History

Giving Tuesday aims to celebrate and promote charity and generosity. After two of the largest shopping days, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday aims to provide people with a day to give back to the world. Giving back can be through donations, volunteering time, or any other form of charitable action.

Giving Tuesday was first celebrated in 2012. It is celebrated annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving as a reminder of the importance of generosity over consumption.

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Giving Tuesday Facts & Quotes

  • Last year, Giving Tuesday saw a year over year increase of 300% on total donations and a 28% increase in new monthly donors.
  • The total amount of donations made on Giving Tuesday hit a new record in 2020. About $2.47 billion was contributed, compared to its previous record in 2019 of $1.8 billion.
  • In 2020, the average donation size on Giving Tuesday was $130
  • Over 71 countries around the world support and participate in Giving Tuesday.
  • You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There's another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. The idea is pretty straightforward. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, shoppers take a break from their gift-buying and donate what they can to charity. – Bill Gates, creator of Microsoft.

Giving Tuesday Top Events and Things to Do

  • Watch a movie on the joys of gifts and giving. Some suggestions are: Pay it Forward (2000), It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), and Millions (2004).
  • Spread awareness on social media by using the hashtag #GivingTuesday, #TuesdayGiveawayDay and #TuesdayMeansDonate.
  • Volunteer your time at a local homeless shelter or volunteer organization. Giving can be much more than simply giving your money or things away. Giving your time is equally as valuable and in some ways more important.
  • Read a book about the joys of sharing. Some suggestions are: The Giving Book, Giving: How Each of Us Change the World and The Giving Tree.
  • Donate to a charity of your choice. Charity Navigator can help you find a charity that suits you.

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