The holiday shopping season is definitely in full swing (and we hope you scored some great deals!) But today, for Giving Tuesday, it’s all about making a difference – and making purchases that make an impact.
Giving Tuesday is a movement created in 2012 that encourages us all to do good for others and give back to our communities. And in the midst of the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, it’s a day to focus on generosity, kindness, and making a positive impact on someone else’s life. So today, we’re letting you know a handful of ways you can give back – as well as the retailers to support who are donating to organizations in need.
How You Can Give Back
There are lots of ways to give back – and show you care – on Giving Tuesday. Here are a few easy ideas to make an impact, including options that won’t cost you a thing!
- DONATE CANNED GOODS
It’s the most in demand time of year for food banks, so consider donating non perishable food items. You can find you local food bank using this locator from Feeding America.
- GIVE YOUR TIME
Giving your time for good cause is a truly invaluable gift. It can be as simple as helping a family member or neighbor with an everyday task, spending quality time with loved ones, or volunteering at a worthy organization.
- PAY IT FORWARD
A little act of kindness can have a big impact on someone’s day. Try paying it forward by purchasing the coffee for the person behind you, leaving an extra generous tip, or paying that expired parking meter.
- AMPLIFY AN ORGANIZATION
The easiest way to give back? Simply use your voice – or your social media account. Share your favorite nonprofit’s Giving Tuesday campaign (with the #GivingTuesday hashtag) and lets your followers know how they can help!
Retailers Giving Back
Your purchase can do more than make a great gift! Today, lots of businesses are giving a portion of proceeds to organizations in need. Here are just a few options to help make a difference – while also taking care of your holiday shopping.
20% off sitewide with code “SELFLOVE” and 20% of sales donated to World Central Kitchen
For every purchase made on Giving Tuesday, Cloud Paper will plant one tree
When you purchase a care bears rainbow chocolate bar, 10% of all sales will go towards Lady Gaga’s born this way foundation
From Giving Tuesday through the end of the year, donating $5 from every order to No Kid Hungry.