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10 Ways to Participate in #GivingTuesday

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By now, I’m sure you’ve heard a ton about #GivingTuesday. If not, here’s a brief synopsis: Since we have Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, those behind the #GivingTuesday idea decided, Why not have a global day of giving back?  Tuesday, December 2 has been selected as that day. This new holiday will feature plenty of events, to be sure…But the real point of #GivingTuesday is to do what you can to give back to those you love, your neighbors, your community, and the world. Your efforts don’t have to be anything crazy, but it’s up to you. If you’re not sure what to do when December 2 rolls around, here are ten ideas:

  1. Offer to help a neighbor clean up leaves (or shovel, you really never know this time of year).
  2. Make a donation to one of these great organizations.
  3. Become a Haymakers for Hope athlete to KO Cancer.
  4. Give some time to an organization of your choice. Most nonprofits have ‘Volunteer’ sections on their websites which will tell you how.
  5. Raise awareness through social media – you never know what the next Ice Bucket Challenge will be.
  6. Help stuff and deliver Holiday Baskets with Community Servings.
  7. Livestream the #GivingTuesday event and encourage friends and family to do so, as well.
  8. Consider adopting a pet from the Helen Woodward Animal Center.
  9. Donate to the Boston Marathon team of your choice – or to the One Fund.
  10. Say thank you to your friends and family, an armed services member, a veteran, a civil servant, and whomever else deserves your thanks this #GivingTuesday.