Giving Tuesday is known around the world as a day dedicated to spreading kindness and generosity. Learn more about this global movement and find out how you can be a part of it.
What to Know About Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday was launched in 2012 through a collaborative effort between New York’s 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation to encourage people to use their time, talents and resources to give back. It was strategically planned to follow the consumer pandemonium of Thanksgiving weekend, coming on the heels of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. The intention was to usher in the generous spirit of the holiday season.
The first Giving Tuesday generated $10 million in charitable giving. In its tenth year, in 2021, the event raised $2.7 billion in the United States. Levels of volunteership and donated goods have also steadily increased since its inaugural year.
Giving Tuesday became an independent organization in 2019. It continues to unify the world with the shared value of generosity, providing opportunities for nonprofits to bring awareness to and generate funds for their causes.
Why It’s Important To Give Back
Often considered selfless, giving back provides a surprising number of benefits to the giver.
1. Help Those in Need
When you see how many people participate in charitable giving, you can feel peace of mind that you’ll have support should you ever need it.
2. Strengthen Your Community
Local giving provides funding to essential services that create a safety net for the whole community.
3. Improve Your Health
Researchers have found correlations between helping others and better mental and physical health. Noted benefits include lower blood pressure, longer life expectancy and reduced stress.
4. Inspire Others to Give
A happy byproduct of peer pressure is that people are more likely to give when they see others doing the same.
5. Instill Generosity in Future Generations
Raising kids to be do-gooders ensures the world will be in good hands long after you’re gone.
6. Increase Your Happiness
Donating is one of the six strongest predictors of life satisfaction.
7. Minimize Your Tax Liability
Charitable deductions that meet specific criteria can reduce your taxable income.
How You Can Help
When it comes to charitable giving, every little bit helps. Here are three small actions that have a big impact:
1. Support a Well-Deserving Cause With a Monetary Donation
Use a charity evaluator to search for legitimate nonprofits that share your values.
Many nonprofits operate with a limited budget. Offer your time and skills to advance their mission.
3. Donate Goods
Service organizations such as animal shelters and disaster relief programs are always in need of supplies. You don’t necessarily have to buy new; many nonprofits accept gently used items.
Support HEAR Center on Giving Tuesday
HEAR Center is a nonprofit dedicated to providing comprehensive and affordable hearing and speech services. Through the generosity of our supporters, we provide free hearing screenings and other community outreach services. You don’t have to wait for Giving Tuesday — give the gift of hearing any time of year with a donation or by volunteering.
Contact the HEAR Center to learn more about how you can participate in charitable giving.
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