Black Friday. Cyber Monday.
Americans have done their shopping. Now, it’s time to “give back” and celebrate #Giving Tuesday .
A worldwide phenomenon that began in 2012, #Giving Tuesday, as described from their website, harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners— nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals—to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness.
And those small acts of kindness and actions in 2015 were staggering.
- $117 million raised
- 108 million gifts
- 700,000 online donors
- $107 mean gifts
- 114 billion twitter impressions
- 1.3 million social mentions
- 71 countries participating
And the movement is growing in Alabama.
315 Alabama organizations are participating.
96 organizations in Birmingham
Want to find out if your favorite organization is participating in #Giving Tuesday? In Alabama. In the U.S. or around the world?
Visit #GivingTuesday’s – What’s Happening Near Me page. Find your group. Get involved. We’ve done our shopping, now is the time to give back!
Along with supporting groups financially – here is the #Giving Tuesday” toolkit – which will help you get the word out today on social media.