Officially added to the national calendar in 2012, #GivingTuesday "is a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activites that support nonprofit organizations." Source.
As an individual, there are many things you can do to participate! #GivingTuesday makes it very easy for you to get involved. According to their website, here's how:
- Share what inspires you about #GivingTuesday across your social networks. Click here to join as a social media ambassador.
- Share your #GivingTuesday and #unslefie today! Take a "selfie" with a caption explainging how or why you and/or your friends are "giving" this year. Don't forget to use the hashtags #GivingTuesday and #unselfie and post it to Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter - share with friends! See examples here.
- Share your story here by submitting your past, current or future #GivingTuesday moment.
As an organization, Fairytale Brownies supports St. Vincent De Paul throughout the year by donating thousands of brownies and cookies every year. And more recently, the employees here at Fairytale Brownies participated in the Million Can Crusade, and donated over 700 cans of food to benefit under-served families in the Phoenix area.
We'd love to hear about how you're giving back this year. Let me know by the end of the week (December 8, 2013) in the comments section of this post and I'll send you a Fairytale gift favor free. Happy Holidays!
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