Giving Tuesday, often stylized as #GivingTuesday, refers to the Tuesday following U.S Thanksgiving in the United States, which falls on Thursday 22 November this year.
The movement was created to provide an international day of giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season. Giving Tuesday was started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a response to commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season (Black Friday and Cyber Monday).
Giving Tuesday arrived in the UK in 2014. Since then, the day has gone on to become one of Britain’s biggest days for charities, raising millions of pounds for good causes, with many charities and businesses signing up to the campaign.
Giving Tuesday dates for the next three years are:
o 2018: November 27th;
o 2019: December 3rd; and
o 2020: December 1st.
This is how Giving Tuesday works:
You can choose to support any charity you want in any way you want.
You can choose one of Giving Tuesday’s partners to support, or you can pick a totally different organisation – it’s entirely up to you.
You choose how you want to support them. Whether you bake good stuff, make good stuff, donate good stuff, tweet good stuff or even say good stuff ‐ how you support your favourite cause is totally up to you!
You’ll be joining some of Britain’s biggest brands, charities and celebrities, as well as thousands of people in the UK all doing good stuff for charity.
Have a look at the Giving Tuesday website find out more about the movement and how you can become involved.