While ads for Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are running on a continuous loop on every TV network, there’s a special day coming up next week that hasn’t received as much press attention. Launched in 2012, Giving Tuesday is a nationwide push to kick off the holiday season with a day of giving back to causes that matter. Giving Tuesday will take place on December 3. The ASPCA is an official Giving Tuesday partner, and we are excited to be a part of this special movement.
Here are three ways for you and your family to prepare for this important day:
Talk to your family about Giving Tuesday. This is a perfect opportunity to chat with your family about the importance of supporting those in need not only on Giving Tuesday, but also throughout the hectic holidays.
Help your kids host a fundraiser. Hosting a small-scale event in your neighborhood, such as a bake sale or car wash, can be a fun and engaging way for your family to raise funds. You can even register your event as an official ASPCA fundraiser. For a complete list of ways for your family to get involved, check out the Giving Tuesday website.
Spread the word. You can share the news about Giving Tuesday by using the official #GivingTuesday hash tag on your social networks. If you choose to donate to the ASPCA, let us know on Twitter by tweeting @ASPCA, and encourage your family members and friends to do the same!