With Black Friday and Cyber Monday now officially in the rear-view mirror, we’re feeling the need to offset our spending guilt by doing some good. And since the holidays are all about giving (not getting!), we were thrilled to find out about a new way to give back. Started by the United Nations Foundation and the 92nd Street Y, #GivingTuesday is an organized effort to encourage community action through charity—and it’s all going down today! What better way to kickoff the holidays?
With over 7,000 partners in all 50 states, the movement has gained major momentum. From large corporations to small businesses, faith-based organizations and non-profits, #GivingTuesday is all about fundraising and donating to your favorite charity. The message: It doesn’t matter where you give, as long as you’re giving back. Go to community.givingtuesday.org and sort by type of charity and state to find the causes that are most important to you. We’re super psyched that some of our favorites like Let Girls Lead, Susan G. Komen, Operation Smile and the Clean Water Fund are all part of this inspiring opportunity to effect change. Kickoff the holiday season with the best kind of cheer. Today’s the day to put giving into the giving season!