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:
- Austin Pets Alive!
- Capital Area Food Bank
- Circle of Health International
- Contemporary Austin
- Generous Art
- Girls Empowerment Network
- Green Doors
- Hill Country Science Mill
- Impact Austin
- Libraries of Love
- Little Helping Hands
- Mexic-Arte Museum
- Ronald McDonald House
- Ruby’s Rainbow
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:
What’s your favorite local charity?