November 27, 2012

Giving Tuesday: When I Give, I’m Grateful

Thanks to Morra Aarons-Mele and Chrysula Winegar for telling me about about Giving Tuesday.  Here’s what the website says:

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. This year help us create #GivingTuesday. A new day for giving back.  On Tuesday November 27, 2012, global charities, families, businesses, community centers, students and more will come together to create #GivingTuesday.

It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Be a part of a national celebration of our great tradition of generosity.

So here’s what I am giving today:

I am lending a hand to my children in more ways that I usually do.
I am pouring my whole heart into Belmont’s 49th Annual Wreath Making Party (tonight!); there will be caroling, delicious food, wreath making — and friend-making.
I am going to express my appreciation to people for whom I am grateful, but I haven’t told them.

According to Chrysula, “You can find lot of what to do here, but the biggest call to action is to invite people to give, ask how they are giving for #GivingTuesday. Possibly post a picture of you with a note saying what you’re giving to on #GivingTuesday. Or a note about why you give, if getting more specific doesn’t feel right for you. Keep an eye on the Facebook for things to share. Tomorrow is all about the “Get out the give” piece. Here’s hoping America can really show they give as good as they get.”

What will give?

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