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!