With the rush of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday behind us, now it’s time to start thinking of giving back.
Giving Tuesday is a national movement focused on volunteerism during the holiday season. It challenges individuals to creatively give to the causes or charities that are closest to their hearts. And while donating your time and efforts is never a bad idea, having a specific day devoted to it helps focus charitable efforts.
Victoria Leonhardt, an associate with Great Lakes Center for Youth Development said, “Having a specific day of giving is really great, because it gets people out there in the masses thinking about what they’re doing. It could be anything from volunteering with your favorite organization, to posting an unselfie, which is a selfie where you’re holding a sign that has what you’re giving to on it. It could be picking up socks for the rock the socks campaign. It just raises awareness for all of the good things happening in our community and how people can get out there and help.”
For more information on Giving Tuesday you can read the G.L.C.Y.D blog.