Since Giving Tuesday is seen as rather complicated by some, I thought I would offer a short Cheat Sheet. If you follow these directions in the order given, you should be able to navigate this day just fine. If you have any questions, please give me a holler and I will happily coach you through:
Please feel free to let me know if I left anything out or if you want to plug your favorite “Good Guys” organization.
Feeling rather benevolent and charitable toward all in the Heartland ….
A day to give, and not take . . .
A day to spend without shopping . . .
A day where sharing outweighs getting . . .
What a concept:)
Giving Tuesday exists to promote giving to organizations that matter in people’s lives. This is a distinctly personal thing, so here are three of my favorites – feel free to click on each title to learn more and to give:
Using social media and technology to connect people when it really matters, during times of illness and end of life. CaringBridge helps families create websites to help people share their concern and love for each other without regard to geographical separation. Double your donation today.
Political and social action in support of LGBT issues and concerns in Missouri. A visible sign of support for equality and fair treatment for all Missourians in housing, employment, and everyday life.
A privately funded research group which focuses on “onprofit, nonpartisan research and education organizations providing valuable information about religion, values, and American public life”.
Many other worthy organizations exist, in my life and no doubt also in yours. Give to the organization of your choice today and be rewarded with that glow which comes from doing a good thing.
Finally feeling the holiday mood hit in the Heartland ….