You’ve heard of Black Friday. You’ve heard of Cyber Monday. What could be better than spending your money on consumer goods at a slightly lower price? I’ll tell you: Giving Tuesday.
#GivingTuesday is the global day of giving celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (falling this year on November 27), kicking off the charitable holiday season.
Community is the most powerful force of change in the world. Give your community a sense of purpose by being a part of something big. #GivingTuesday – November 27, 2018
Posted by GivingTuesday on Monday, October 29, 2018
The day of charity was created in 2012 by the Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact and has seen support from organizations like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Last year, the Gates Foundation matched every donation made on Facebook to celebrate the holiday.
How can you take part in #GivingTuesday? Donate! Don’t know what organizations to donate to? Here’s a list of some local LGBTQ non-profits and organizations that could greatly use your generosity.
HIV/AIDS Prevention + Care:
Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta, Inc.
Georgia AIDS Coalition
Hearts Everywhere Reaching Out For Children, Inc.
Partners for Care, Inc.
The Names Project Foundation, Inc.
LGBTQ Support and Advocacy
Atlanta Freedom Marching Band
Equality Foundation of Georgia
Lost N Found Youth, Inc.
Out on Film, Inc.
Rainbows Reign, Inc.
Stand Out Youth, Inc.
Find more information about and donate to these organizations, or search for different organizations, at https://www.gagives.org/c/GGD/.
Those who want to do more than donate a few bucks can take part in #MyGivingStory. This online contest will award contestants up to $10,000 to donate to their favorite nonprofit just by sharing a story about generosity and the benefits of good deeds.
No matter how or what you give this holiday season, every dollar and act of kindness changes someone’s life. Happy giving!