It’s safe to say that Thanksgiving and Black Friday are two of the most anticipated days of the year. However, you should also put Giving Tuesday at the top of your list. We can all benefit from giving thanks, spending time with family and purchasing holiday gifts for others. However, it’s equally important to think about doing good in our communities this time of year. Here’s everything you need to know about Giving Tuesday, including how to participate in the event!
What is Giving Tuesday, When Is It and Why Should You Participate?
Giving Tuesday is a global movement dedicated to radical generosity. Radical generosity is the idea that the suffering that others experience should be just as intolerable as our own suffering. When you accidentally touch a hot stove, for example, your first instinct is to pull your hand away and relieve the pain. Radical generosity encourages us to feel others’ pain and take immediate action in the same way. It’s all about celebrating the spirit of giving and responding to others’ needs with tangible actions.
This year, Giving Tuesday falls on November 29th. Everyone is welcome to participate, from individuals to nonprofit organizations to businesses. Best of all, you can give in any way you’d like! Participants can donate their time to a local charity, give money or canned goods from their pantry, or simply raise their voice on behalf of others.
You can make a real difference and join with others in spreading hope by participating in Giving Tuesday. Are you interested in doing more? The movement’s organizers also encourage participants to imagine what would happen if every Tuesday was Giving Tuesday. Every week, they post additional opportunities for individuals to explore and take part in. While Giving Tuesday is a day of global generosity, the event doesn’t end on November 29th. Giving is something we can achieve every day.
How Can You Participate in Giving Tuesday at Lead4Life?
At Lead4Life, you can give to your local community in a variety of ways. Here’s how you can get involved and give with us this year:
- Donate your time by volunteering with us or learning more about mentorship
- Give non-perishable food, household supplies, gift cards, event tickets, or money to those in need
- Consider becoming a sponsor or partner with us
- Join our team and serve youth and families in the community every day!
Giving Tuesday is just around the corner, and we can’t wait to share it with you! Join us in celebrating this day of giving or get in contact with us today for more info!
Learn More about Giving Tuesday at Lead4Life, Inc.
At Lead4Life, we strive to empower every participant in our programs so that they may find their purpose, achieve their goals, and become poised, productive members of their community. We advocate for those in need and assist each and every individual by providing compassionate education and valuable resources like mental health tips so that they can make the very best decisions and develop important life, social, and competency skills. Visit our website or contact us at 240-499-8949 for more information.