You might still be full from Thanksgiving and your feet and wallet may still be aching from Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but today’s unofficial holiday “Giving Tuesday” is a perfect way for you to feed your soul.
“Giving Tuesday,“ is a movement to create a national day of giving added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. The mission of the proposed holiday is to celebrate and encourage charitable activities that support non-profit organizations and it’s a terrific way to remind ourselves and teach our children about the importance of giving to those less fortunate than ourselves.
Last year was the very first Giving Tuesday and more than 50 million people gave their time or money, and many started spreading the word through social media. Giving Tuesday endorses no particular charity, but if you visit the official hashtag “#GivingTuesday” on Twitter, you’ll find dozens that need support. Here are a few more ideas to celebrate Giving Tuesday this season:
1. Join a Charity
Joining a charity of your choice and vowing to donate your time is a personal way of giving back. You’re only committing yourself to something you believe in and there’s nothing easier than that.
2. Donate Pet Food Collections
We always think about humans when it comes to giving, but consider collecting pet food and supplies to donate to a local animal shelter. Defenseless animals are always in need and five to seven million pets enter animal shelters nationwide every year.
3. Give To A Non-Profit Philanthropy Organization
For each product purchased, either one is given to a person in need, or part of the proceeds are used for a good cause. For instance, FIGS, whose “Threads for Threads” business model donates a set of scrubs to a healthcare provider in need for every pair of scrubs it sells, helps millions of people around the world can’t afford or access clean scrubs, resulting in the astronomical rise in disease and infection.
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"