Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Giving Tuesday

Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday. Do you even have anything left in your bank account after all that craziness? Well, if you do I'd like to introduce you to the most important day of all...
Giving Tuesday is a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations. You can find more information here. I'm always thinking that I need to donate a little here and there, and this day every year will serve as an easy way to remember to do it.

So why not donate $5 or $10, or whatever you can swing to your favorite charity?

Need some ideas? Donate to these charities that are near and dear to my heart!

The Special Olympics A place to play is vital for all children-- special needs or not. What started in the 1960's has since grown, and today the Special Olympics transforms athletes' lives through the joy of sport. Growing up sports was a huge part of my life, and taught me so many valuable life skills, which is why you should donate to the Special Olympics!

First Book When you think of children without books, you may think of villagers in places like Afganistan. But 42% of American children (more than 31 million!) grow up in families that lack the income to cover basic needs like rent, food and transportation-- and these families definitely aren't spending their money on books. With a $10 donation to First Book, you can provide 4 books for children in need. I think reading is a great outlet for children-- it can take them on so many adventures if a love for reading is developed at an early age!

Comment below with your favorite charity. I will choose one randomly to donate $10 to tomorrow!

Can't afford to spend another dollar? Check out the Giving Tuesday website for more ideas on how to give!


  1. What a nice idea!! I am going to donate to my favorite charity Shriners Children's Hospital of Chicago, they are an amazing organization :)

  2. Kiva is not so much a charity... but it's a way to keep giving!


  3. First book! I'll always remember that special reading time with my mommy and daddy!

  4. We always donate to Riley's children's hospital for saving our nephew's life...not a charity, but a very worthy cause nonetheless!! They take all cases, even if the patient cannot afford to pay Riley's treats them!

  5. Canines for Kids - provides assist dogs for children who are autistic or physically disabled.

    -Mama Kim

  6. First Book - one can travel the world in a book!

    Linda Beck

    1. Winner!!! I will donate $10 in your name Linda, thank you! (Number generated by random.org!)