Tuesday, December 1, 2015

giving tuesday

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday have passed…so what’s left? Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday was developed to follow up with greedy “holidays” like Black Friday and Cyber Monday so that we can give back to our local community during the holiday season.

As someone currently working in the non-profit industry, I can attest to the change that can occur with even the smallest of charitable gifts. For instance, here at the Symphony, a gift of just $50 can repair an instrument that is used in our children’s instrument lending program. Even smaller gifts, of $10 or $25, can support programs that brighten a child’s day or put a warm meal in someone’s belly.

Explore non-profit organizations in your area that make a difference with causes you support.  Whether it is the local soup kitchen the serves a hot meal during the winter months or an organization that throws birthday parties to children in a poverty stricken area of your city, your gift can make a huge difference in the impact that organization is able to make.



  1. Great idea for a corrective to all of the consumerism. Thanks for this post!