Giving Tuesday 2019 is fast approaching, but what actually is Giving Tuesday and what can you do to get involved? Here’s all the information you need to get started!
1: What is Giving Tuesday?
Every year more and more people are getting involved in Giving Tuesday, but there are still many of us who aren’t quite sure what it actually is. Giving Tuesday is a worldwide day of giving. There are no set rules and no set charities you have to give to. Instead, it’s simply based on the premise of helping those in need. In 2018, this day took the world record for most money raised online for charity in 24 hours. People pulled together to give an astounding £4 million to causes close to their heart!
2: How Did Giving Tuesday Start?
November and December are the months of the year most associated with shopping, spending money and consumerism in general. This is fine – it’s great to treat your nearest and dearest. However, in 2012, the 92nd Street Y (a non-profit cultural and community centre) and the United Nations Foundation worked together to push the idea of a day where people put their own wants aside and focus on helping others instead. Others quickly got on board and the event has been growing ever since!
3: When Is Giving Tuesday?
So, when is Giving Tuesday? Well, traditionally, Giving Tuesday falls on the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Directly following the busiest shopping weekend of the year helps to remind people of the value in helping others during a time when it’s easy to get drawn into consumerism. This year, Giving Tuesday uk will fall on 3rd December.
4: How Does Giving Tuesday Work?
There are no set rules when it comes to Giving Tuesday. You can help any good cause in any way you like! This could be anything from donating money directly to a charity to buying supplies for local food banks and soup kitchens, picking up charity Christmas cards, or ordering items from charities wish lists. All that matters is that you make a gesture that helps someone in need!
5: How to raise donations for Giving Tuesday with easyfundraising
An easy way to help a good cause this Giving Tuesday is using easyfundraising. 4,000 shops and sites will donate to a good cause of your choice when you use easyfundraising to shop with them – at no extra cost to yourself. This means you can support a good cause when you do any shopping you’d be doing anyway.
You can raise when you’re buying Christmas gifts, decorations and food shopping for the upcoming festive season. You can also raise on all your day to day purchases like clothes and accessories, electricals, tech and gadgets, insurance policies, when you switch energy providers, or when you’re booking holidays, trips and days out! There are over 130,000 good causes to support, including big and small charities, sports clubs, animal rescue, community groups, schools and other educational facilities and many more! If you haven’t signed up to support a good cause using easyfundraising yet, it’s easy and completely FREE. Visit: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/ and use the search bar to find a good cause to support.