Giving Tuesday 2018: Get Inspired & Give Generously
"Giving Tuesday" is on November 27th!
According to Wikipedia:
"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)."
This relative newbie on the holiday scene is one of my favorites!
November is the perfect time to take care of our family's year-end giving, and the timing really does help balance out the crazy consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Read on to find inspiration in my list of organizations we've supported this year or plan to support on Giving Tuesday.
I hope the list below inspires you to give generously this Giving Tuesday.
And if you're not in a financial position to give yourself this year (been there!), take some time on Giving Tuesday to recruit others to support an organization that has served you or a cause you deeply believe in.
In times when we cannot count on government(s) to protect and care for the neediest among us, non-profits do invaluable work and need our support now maybe more than ever.
PS Always do your own research on organizations before donating.
We make monthly donations to the ACLU and check in on Giving Tuesday in case we can give a little more.
There are two main ways to give to the ACLU:
Full Disclosure: I couldn't be prouder to be a member of the ACLU's board of directors.
The ACLU has been on the frontlines of defending civil rights and civil liberties for almost a 100 years.
Now more than ever they are leading the charge on protecting the most vulnerable among us -- nationwide.
One of the things I admire most about this organization is that it's fighting on all fronts:
And with affiliates throughout the country, the ACLU is perfectly positioned to address both local issues and national issues, often at record speed.
If you care about civil rights, support the ACLU's invaluable work today!
SUPPORT PUERTO RICO
I received incredible educational opportunities and a top notch education from various institutions. Each year I try to give a little love back to those organizations that helped make me who I am today.
Remember, even modest donations help keep alumni giving numbers up, so if you're a proud alum, consider giving something to your own alma mater this Giving Tuesday!
Li Yun Alvarado
Puerto Rican Poet, Scholar & Parent
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