This is the season of thanks and giving! As the holidays approach, consider how you and your family will give back this year, maybe in lieu of gifts, but more on that next month.
We are all familiar with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. It seems like we find ourselves in a spending frenzy this time of year, buying gifts for ourselves and others. Now there is one more day to add to the list, but this day is all about giving in a different way.
Giving Tuesday has been growing in popularity in recent years and we could not be more excited that every year more people are giving back during the holiday season! Giving back to your community feels good and creates a better place to live for everyone. This year’s Giving Tuesday is on November 27th and we encourage our ISP families to participate in any way you can this year. Giving Tuesday is more than just donating money to your favorite organization or non-profit; there are many ways to get involved. You can help others by giving your time, your voice, donations, or goods. You could make toys/treats for shelter animals, draw pictures and write cards for hospital patients, or offer to help your neighbor with a home project! You also could pick a past campaign or challenge that you missed out on or volunteer with an organization you are passionate about. There are organizations all over the country that are putting on Giving Tuesday events. Check out the Giving Tuesday website to see how you can get involved with an organization in your area. When we come together as individuals to support our communities, that’s when we start making a difference.
If you’re feeling extra-giving this month be sure to check out the November Campaign to see how you can help make Thanksgiving spectacular for community members who need our kindness most. Share your Giving Tuesday story with us on social media using #GivingTuesdayGivesInfiniteSmiles