With Black Friday and Cyber Monday just around the corner, more and more Canadians are gearing up to spend. What if there was a day each year dedicated to giving back in the midst of the holiday spending season? Now there is! Mark your calendars: The first annual GivingTuesday is coming to Canada on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013.
Initiated in Canada by CanadaHelps, GIV3, and several other partners, GivingTuesday marks the opening day of the giving season. The global movement encourages individuals and organizations to join together and find innovative ways to give back to the charities and causes they support throughout the holiday season. Momentum is rapidly building and charities, businesses, media and individuals are encouraged to participate!
The GivingTuesday movement was first launched in the US last year with great success, bringing together more than 2,500 corporate and charitable partners from across the country. Online donations soared, and the movement was widely talked about on social media.
For more information on GivingTuesday Canada and ways you can get involved, visit the website! www.givingtuesday.ca