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When is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday each year. According to Charity Navigator, over $2.47 billion dollars were raised in 2020, and it's one of the most important days of the year for non-profits and charity organizations.
 

What Should I Do for Giving Tuesday?

The end of November can easily become busy between Black FridaySmall Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to spend a day being mindful and reflect on what's important to you. After days of gift-buying, this day is a wonderful chance to give back to organizations that protect people and planet.
 
Here are ten great ways to get involved with Giving Tuesday 2021!
  
 

Consider Donating to a Reputable Organization

Turtle swimming with Oceana logo
1. Help restore our oceans and their ecosystems with a donation to Oceana, the world's largest international advocacy organization dedicated solely to ocean conservation.
   
  
 
People jumping, Giving Tuesday fundraiser
2. Make your donation go far! Donate to "A Fundraiser That's Not a Drag," organized by Pattiegonia, to give to five incredible non-profits working to increase diversity in the outdoors! The five organizations you'll be supporting include:
 

Outdoor Outreach, who works to connect underserved and underrepresented youth with opportunities to thrive through outdoor experience. 

Eastern Sierra Conservation Corpsa conservation corps made of primarily BIPOC + LGBTQIA+ people.

The Children’s Home Project, who's working to enrich the lives of children in Honduras through leadership, the outdoors and education.

Brave Trailsa leadership summer camp for LGBTQIA+ youth to find their people and purpose outdoors.

NOLS x Pattie Gonia, providing Queer outdoor leadership backcountry courses.

       

    FestAbility event, people dancing on a stage celelbrating

    3. Support and celebrate the Disability Community through education, empowerment, and unity with FestAbility.

     

    Consider Volunteering

    Volunteers giving their time to pass out resources

     

    4. Search Giving Tuesday's website for local events in your area and volunteer your time.

    5. Can't go in person? You can volunteer virtually, too! Check out this resource from Volunteer Match to find opportunities that fit your values.

     

    Consider Other Ways to Give Support

    Volunteers putting their hands together for Giving Tuesday

    6. Use your voice and your vote to help others.

    7. Donate unneeded clothes, technology, or home goods.

    8. Share information or skills with your community.

    9. Create an in-person or virtual donation station.

    10. Interact with organizations on social to help promote their content. Yes, this really helps!

    Remember, Giving Tuesday is not solely focused on making monetary donations or gifts – it can include many different acts of generosity, like time, knowledge, and skills. Anything you can give today to help people and the plant is important! As we like to say, #EveryDroppCounts.

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