“One day only!” “Limited-time offer!” Oh, those catchy lines from the retail world that draw us in! If you’ve caught the Black Friday fever and are now sitting amongst your piles of Amazon boxes feeling a bit ashamed for your excess - hit the reset button and give back by taking part in the global movement GivingTuesday on November 28.
In the flurry of sales, it can be so easy to get lost in your own self-interests so it’s aptly suited that GivingTuesday takes place each year after Black Friday. This global movement for giving and volunteering, was started in 2012 in the U.S. by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a response to commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season.
GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges.
Act now on this “limited-time offer” and visit givingtuesday.ca to learn about ways you can participate.