It’s Giving Tuesday. How Will You Give?

We make a living by what we get,

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.

There are so many worthy causes, both in Austin and across the world, but if you are looking for some ideas, we have a few:

Many organizations have set up challenge grants so that your dollars can be matched on Giving Tuesday.

Here is our post with ways to support organizations assisting refugees, here and abroad:

how to help refugees in austin and beyond

I Live Here, I Give Here and GivingCity Austin are two great resources on nonprofits, volunteerism and philanthropy for Austin and Central Texas.

What’s your favorite local charity?


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A native Austinite and soccer-playing mom, Nicole uses her 10-year-old son as an excuse to rediscover her hometown through his eyes. In Thoreau's words, her mission is to "suck out all the marrow of life", or in her son's words, to cultivate in him a love of "advenchers".