Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Let's Give Back {#GivingTuesday 2015}

Every day is a good day to give thanks. And every day is a good day to give back. 

If you're a regular reader, you know that I strongly believe in supporting my favorite charities and good causes and doing all that I can to promote social good. It's just what I do. 

November is the month of giving thanks and showing gratitude. The Tuesday after Thanksgiving - this year falling on December 1st - is a day that we now know as #GivingTuesday. It's a day dedicated to giving back, all around the globe - powered by social media, for social good. Charities, businesses, families, students, and communities around the world come together on this day to create as much hype as they can, all in support of one goal - giving back. Check out what we did last year as part of our Giving Tuesday celebration. We shared our UNselfies on instagram, here and here

This year, with me now working full time, I've put blogging a little on the back burner more so than I would like, which means that I didn't have as much time to prepare my Giving Tuesday blog post as I wanted. 

But, I wanted to share it really quickly with you, because it's something I believe in. You can learn more at www.givingtuesday.org, and I encourage you all to give back today, no matter how small. Every little bit always matters. Plus, Paypal is sponsoring the official attempt to break the Guiness Record for Most Money Raised Online in 24 Hours for Charity. You can help break the record, with a teeny, tiny donation via Paypal! And you can make a difference.

Paypal is also offering a special incentive for online donations by making sure 100% of your donation is given to the charity of your choice. Not only that, they're adding 1% to your contribution as well. Learn more about it at www.paypal.com/givecheer and donate today!

What else are we doing for #GivingTuesday this year??? 

Buy anything from our shop justByou & we'll donate $5 from each sale to one of our favorite charities (still undecided as to which one right now). 

You can follow us on instagram to see our Giving Tuesday posts throughout the day. We still love the UNselfie idea, so you might see one of those!

What's your favorite charity? What's one of your favorite ways to give back?

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Marieken Hoefnagel said...

My favourite charity is Aap (Dutch for Monkey), they operate a shelter for primates and exotic animals. I love how you donate $5 of your sales :-)

Elephant's Child said...

Love it, and thank you.
I support quite a lot of charities. One of my favourites is Doctors without Borders. Volunteering (on a crisis line and providing peer support for people with MS) is probably the way I give back which I enjoy most.

Katie Crafts said...

I didn't know about Giving Tuesday until I learned it from you last year! This year I heard a commercial for it on the radio and thought of you. :) Whenever my husband and I shop from Amazon (which is way more often than we should), we should through smile.amazon.com.. it's the same thing with the same prices, except Amazon donates a portion of our purchases to the charity of our choosing. We picked the American Brain Tumor Association. It's a great way to help all year round, without even really thinking about it!

Natalia Khon said...

GivinTuesday is a wonderful idea! I have not heard of it up here.... maybe just missed...

La Vie En May said...

This is great Kim! I would like to support you and the cause. Are you still donating $5 from every sale?