Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Giving Tuesday

How to Celebrate Giving Tuesday
There is no shortage of ways in which this can be done. In recent years ideas have included organizing fundraisers, with the intention of giving the proceeds to a charity. As there are many ways to give in order to help others, and many things that can be given besides just money, there have been numerous other schemes. Among these are blood drives to give some assistance to local hospitals, volunteer fairs at which individuals can pledge to give time to community projects, and families giving food from their home to local pantries. The hashtag #GivingTuesday was also created to raise awareness about the needy and encourage people to give to charities. If you like, you can join Giving Tuesday’s team of Social Media Ambassadors, who are dedicated to spreading the word about #GivingTuesday and taking collaborative action to give back. At the end of the day, the truth is that there are thousands of charity organization the world over, many of which are likely located somewhere near you. Every single one of them could use your help, so find a cause that is especially important to you personally, whether it’s fighting a certain type of cancer, helping to buy schoolbooks for children from very poor families, or helping the animals at your local animal shelter, and take action! However you choose to celebrate the day, you can then share your story with Giving Tuesday’s official website to spread the word to the entire world.




On a personal level I will be raising money among colleagues at work (some 600)to donate to the Dutch cancer fund. We got the news a few months ago another of our co-workers is badly ill as a result of lung cancer. I will put a box this week with our entrance so people can put money in it. Another colleague of mine will count the money with me and we will give it to the Dutch cancer fund.

What will you give?

5 comments:

  1. What a goiod Idea , Han.
    How nice gest thinking about coworker .
    Make a difference, Han.
    I didn't know it was Giving Tuesday.. Smile .
    I Will think about something .

    Thank you for nice post.
    Mona Lisa

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    1. You will make a difference Mona Lisa, I know you will.
      Giving Tuesday is not so old. In the season of taking so much, it's nice to give some back.

      Han

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  2. Wouldn't it be nice if every Tuesday turned into a giving Tuesday...no big gestures, just small kind acts of kindness from one human being to another. Love your idea of the collection, your posts are a gift to us!
    I am going to help out with some sorting of donations at a clothes closet...and bring along a bag of donations.
    hugs abby

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    1. Good idea about the clothes donations, it's the giving gesture that counts. I hope my box will be filled at the end of the week. Friday two colleagues will count..

      Han

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  3. I agree with Abby, Han...it would be lovely if every Tuesday was 'Giving Tuesday'. I volunteer at our local animal shelter along with donating food, toys and litter for the cats and dogs. However, for 'Giving Tuesday', I stopped at our local vet who helps take care of our shelter animals and paid in advance for several new strays to be spayed. Sending prayers and healing energy for your co-worker.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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