Celebrated annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement sparked by the spirit of the holiday season. As you begin buying gifts for everyone on your list, consider gifting your time, money, or support to your community as well. Here are five simple ways to participate in Giving Tuesday this year:

 

Pay It Forward

The simplest of all acts to practice on Giving Tuesday is the act of generosity which comes in many forms – including paying it forward. If you are grabbing your morning coffee, buy one for the person behind you. Send a gift card to someone you appreciate. Send a thank-you note to someone who is important to you in your community. These are simple acts that mean the world.

 

Donate To A Charity

Is there a particular nonprofit or community organization that has made a difference in your life? Did one of your friends recently start a fundraiser to gather funds for a charitable cause? Consider donating to these organizations and causes or go the extra mile and start your own fundraiser for your favorite nonprofit or a loved one in need of support. You can also donate to a cause with your Timetospa.com purchases at checkout.

 

Volunteer Your Time

If you would prefer to donate your time, sign up for a volunteer opportunity at home or abroad. Not only does donating your time make a huge difference for the organization, but it also gives you an opportunity to meet new people and gain a fresh set of skills from such a positive experience. You can find opportunities in your community here.

 

Get Involved On A Local Level

Giving back to your community is one of the best ways to participate in Giving Tuesday. Check this directory to find participating organizations and events in your area. Alternatively, take the time to help a neighbor with even the simplest acts of kindness. And, don't forget to use #givingtuesday when you share your experience through social.

 

Join A Movement

Sign a petition, call your local officials, or join a non-profit to support a movement or cause that's important to you. The simple action is already a great step towards a good cause.

 

Share The Giving Spirit

Talk to your friends, family, and neighbors about Giving Tuesday and share your own experience on your social profiles to inspire everyone in your network to do their part as well. Pass on the giving spirit to the kids in your life by explaining the importance of giving and showing them how easy it is to get involved. Every act of generosity counts.

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