GivingTuesday: A time to give back and do something meaningful

Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday is over, there is a new day that you need to know about – and that’s Giving Tuesday! Around 1,000 organizations, businesses and charities in the U.S. have come together to promote the Tuesday, post Thanksgiving as a day to give back and celebrate the spirit of giving.

On Tuesday November 27, 2012 families, businesses and individuals are coming together to transform the way people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. Today will be the first Giving Tuesday which will be celebrated this way!

I wish the organizers well as they launch the first Giving Tuesday tomorrow. I hope lots of people will use the reminder to do something meaningful, and that it becomes part of the rhythm of this holiday season. If the organizers of Giving Tuesday can get more people thinking about giving and encourage us to be more generous with our time and resources, they’ll have done a very good thing, says Bill Gates.

Microsoft, JPMorgan Chase, The Huffington Post are among the many founding partners of GivingTuesday.org.

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Susannah Lindsay quit her job a few years back to settle down in a life of domesticity. She has been living in Los Angeles for the last three years, and enjoys following new gadget releases and the latest happenings on the technological front.

One Comment

  1. stoobee

    Giving without calling attention to yourself is the hardest form of giving. Most people without realizing it, give to get. But when we give on the outside what we are on the inside, without noticing it, we are truly transparent. We paraphrase our giving to mean that, “life is a bunch of deals”; that is, I do something for you and you do something for me—in that order! The better way to give is, “I do something for you, period!” Giving is not free. There is a cost that the giver chooses to absorb. It may be small; it may cost his life (i.e., martyrs). Either way, it is given freely without any expectations of return. Giving should not be advertised, such as “GivingTuesday.org”. It should be a lifestyle.

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