Join the #GivingTuesday movement and participate in making a positive difference in the lives of those who need it!
How You Can Join the #GivingTuesday Movement
#GivingTuesday is a social media phenomenon that is a global annual movement; a day to give. It’s the 9th year in Canada when charities, organizations and individuals join the movement and rally for favourite causes to make a difference. #GivingTuesday follows US Thanksgiving on November 30, 2021.
Have you heard of #GivingTuesday?
#GivingTuesday is a relatively new movement; it began in 2012 in the US, and Canada adopted this practice in 2013. #GivingTuesday promotes giving and volunteering in whatever capacity you can and serves as a reminder of the great need in our communities.
#GivingTuesday Movement | November 30, 2021
This year on Tuesday, November 30, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students internationally will come together for one shared purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
For many, it’s a tradition year after year to shop to find great deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We’re on the hunt with friends and family to find that ‘amazing deal.’ On this notorious weekend, folks tend to spend serious money on gifts for others and, of course, themselves.
The Impact of Joyful Giving
My family and I know how important it is to reach out, give back to others and make a difference. We are proud members of The Rotary Club of Hamilton Stoney Creek. Over the last 20 months, we have worked collaboratively with the Club to raise funds for the community. We are excited to present a cheque for $23,500 on #GivingTuesday to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton from some of the proceeds of our recent Catch the Ace fundraiser on #GivingTuesday.
Giving back has always been one of my values, and it has positively framed my life. My book, “Giving Back, How to Find Your Personal Joy and Make a Difference to Others,” discusses the critical impact giving has had in my life. The following is an excerpt from my book:
“A heart full of gratitude is a heart that gives. When we’re grateful we have a desire to give back, and in giving back, we find joy. We get because we give. Nothing material lasts. What endures are the relationships, the experiences, and the love. These are forever—the gifts that keep giving. Life is better when we are happy but even better when others are happy because of us. Each chapter of this book is about one aspect in the journey of life. Together, these aspects become an irrepressible force that should compel us to give back to the best of our ability. They add up to a culture of caring that can permeate our lives—in our families, in our workplaces, and in all our dealings with others along the way. Joyful giving will be an ongoing part of my journey; that I know for sure.”
Whatever you choose to do on #GivingTuesday, I encourage you to make a difference and celebrate the day by joining this movement across Canada and around the work to give back in any way you can.
This article was originally published on November 25, 2017, and has been updated (November 2021).
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