So inspired by the amazing things happening on #GivingTuesday.
SixDegrees.org has teamed up with the Case Foundation, the Network for Good and CrowdRise to celebrate #GivingTuesday with a call to kick off the holiday season by fundraising for your favorite charity. You’ll help that nonprofit qualify to win matching funds and other prizes.
#GivingTuesday has taken the world by storm. Proud to be part of it.
TOMORROW is #GivingTuesday! Thousands of individuals, corporations, non-profits, and institutions are joining in the ‘giving spirit’ and helping to give to their favorite causes from across the nation and around the world. Check out some of the latest stories of how many across the nation plan to give this #GivingTuesday…
See what UC Berkeley Panhell Sororities are doing for #GivingTuesday.
Just in time for GivingTuesday, the UC Berkeley Panhellenic organization connecting campus sororities has partnered up with the UC Berkeley chapter of the non-profit buildOn to host a Panhellenic-wide fall philanthropy event: a VivaDressUp Dress Drive. Instead of requiring monetary donations, the dress drive is a way for college students on the UC Berkeley campus to give back just by cleaning out their closets. Members of the Panhellenic and the Berkeley buildOn chapter will collect the dress donations and send them to VivaDressUp, a philanthropic fashion company that works with charitable organizations by collecting dresses and selling them at a reduced price and donating the majority of the proceeds to charity. This not…Read More
Did you take your #unselfie yet?
Show your support of #GivingTuesday by taking a picture, tagging it #unselfie and #GivingTuesday, and sharing on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram until December 4!
Let’s change the world one person at a time. #GivingTuesday
After a morning of reflection and admittedly worried about some of my personal challenges, I was back at it. As I was driving back to my Virtual Office, I saw a man with a sign. I stopped by to chat with him. I gave him one of the ready meals I have in the back of my car whenever I see such folks to try and cheer them up somehow. It turned out he was a Marine and was just looking for work and a bit of help. Emerson reminded us that if we bring a smile to even one person, we’ve succeeded. As I saw all these great organizations here that committed to give, all of us in our way can and should work to do what we can and remember those less fortunate than us. I pray that my small gesture to honor #GivingTuesday was in this spirit. May the…Read More
To boost awareness about #GivingTuesday, Instagram users are posting “unselfies” as a simple way to inspire charitable giving.
My #unselfie is featured on Mashable! I’ve also made donations to the Animal Rescue League, Give Kids the World, and the USA Hockey Foundation. What have you done for #Giving Tuesday?
Give an #assist on #GivingTuesday!
Of the many NHL records Wayne Gretzky owns, this may be his most impressive. The “Great One” recorded 1,963 career assists, which is more than any player has points. Even if Gretzky never scored a goal in his career – and he scored 894 of them, also a record - he would still be the NHL’s all-time leader in points. For great ideas on how Sports Fans can #GiveAnAssist this holiday season, visit http://www.GiveAnAssist2013.com
On April 23rd I will be turning 25. That’s a pretty big deal, a quarter of a century. So I wanted to plan the party of the century, but I started to realize how difficult it would be to gather all the people who are really important to me for a celebration. So instead of trying to plan a party, I decided I would do something fitting of my character that everyone I care about could get involved in.
Instead of gifts or an elaborate party I just want everyone I know (or don’t know) to make a gift to their favorite charity. It can be in my honor, it can be in memory of a loved one, it can be just because. I just want to make all my friends across the country and around the world feel like they are celebrating my momentous occasion with me.
Everyone who knows me can attest to my good-willing nature and need to help everyone. I was very fortunate that Milton and Catherine Hershey came along and saved my family, so the least I can do is pay it forward. I have dedicated my life to helping others in the nonprofit sector by using my talents to better the organizations I work for. This just feels like the right thing for me to be doing to celebrate my special day.
Sure donating a few bucks to a charity doesn’t seem like it would make a significant impact, but the more people who join in the greater the results. Just like #GivingTuesday or #PghGives, it’s about people coming together as a collective. We can all work together to make change in this world.
I haven’t completely worked out the logistics seeing as my birthday is still about 5 months away, but I am going to make a list of my favorite charities that I will be making gifts to as well. If people want to donate to those groups, great! If not, then that’s great too. But I’ll figure out the details in the next few months and keep everyone informed.
I hope I don’t come off as pretentious or self-righteous. I just can’t think of a better way to have all my friends celebrate with me.
What’s your #unselfie? I shared mine!
#GivingTuesday is coming fast! Tell us: why are you giving? Take a photo with your answer and tag it with #GivingTuesday and #unselfie! Find great tips on posting and personalizing your #UNselfie in our #UNselfie Toolkit .
Are you ready for the big day tomorrow? What will you do to give?
Even the White House in on it!
RETWEET the @WhiteHouse_Blog #GivingTuesday Tweet!
Turn the camera around and give!
Horrors! Just this week the Oxford English Dictionary, named “selfie” the word of the year for 2013. They did this because of the word’s tremendous increase in usage. Oxford goes on to define “Selfie
First Black Friday, then Cyber Monday, And now
First Black Friday.. Then Cyber Monday… And Now #GivingTuesday! Get involved by joining #GivingTuesday today and let us know how you’re giving.
Cup Parody… #GivingTuesday style.
On #GivingTuesday, Please take the time to support your favorite charities, including The Wistar Institute. On Giving Tuesday, funds donated…