#GivingTuesday was created to balance out the chaos of Black Friday by creating a day dedicated to giving to charity and this year you can do it virtually.
South Africa (30 November 2020) – #GivingTuesday was launched in South Africa in 2018 as a way to give back to those in need. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organisations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
Following the widely recognised shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesdaySA will take place on December 1st and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.
Last year, the initiative raised millions globally, and whether you come together with your family, your community, or your company, find a way to give back and then share your idea.
Here are four ways to give back this #GivingTuesday that are respectful to social distancing and the COVID-19 regulations.
Give your voice
Society is more divided than ever. Use your voice to share positive stories of your own giving – giving of time, of resources, or of skills. Use your voice to share what’s important to you when giving. Use your voice to share where you give and why.
Give a gift
Use #GivingTuesdaySA as the day you give financially to a cause that is meaningful to you. Share with your friends, family, and networks about where you gave and why. We all share a lot of our lives these days, so why not apply the same share tactics to your giving philosophy. Highlight the causes that mean something to you. Give them appreciation and celebrate them.
Give your time or skills
All non-profits can use help; it is often a matter of matching what you can provide with what non-profits need. Think thoughtfully about what you have to give time-wise and try your best to match it. If you are interested in giving your time, but unsure of how or where, check out our charity list here. We know lots of great organisations nationwide that would be eager to host you.
Fundraise for a cause that is special to you
Use your social network to raise money on #GivingTuesdaySA. Both Backabuddy and GivenGain make it quite easy to crowdfund via your own platforms and to encourage others to also get involved. This is undoubtedly one of the most appreciated ways to give, according to non-profits.
Facebook has also established a crowdfunding section on their platform which is also an easy way to get friends and family to help you support your favourite causes.
Sources: Giving Tuesday
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