People all over the world love Giving Tuesday. The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is when this “global generosity movement,” which began in 2012 as a day for doing good, takes place. It’s time to exercise your generosity and show your support for your preferred NGOs and charities. Giving Tuesday is a day for counting blessings and sharing them with those in need.
Think of it as an extension of the Thanksgiving meal when everyone expresses their gratitude to one another. Ready to return the favor as you express gratitude? Find out why Giving Tuesday is the ideal day to do so for the following five reasons:
1. Increase Your Bliss
Giving Tuesday is a day when people donate millions of dollars to organizations that help families and children make long-lasting changes in their own lives. It is nice to know that your money may benefit other individuals without further effort. Donations can be made physically or by using text to donate platforms.
It might be challenging to put individuals who have far less than us before our comforts and wants when surrounded by them. Many families/groups have their “matching gift” scheme to keep giving at the forefront. They offer to a charity or organization the same amount they would have spent on a home or lifestyle item. The goal is to remember that “life does not consist in the wealth of [one’s] goods.” It serves as a visible reminder that God owns our money and that He can do more incredible things with it than we can ask or anticipate.
2. Finish Your Holiday Shopping
One of the most challenging and time-consuming tasks is planning gifts for loved ones. Make a list of presents for your sister, your roommate, and your kids while you build your Christmas list. Then comes that one difficult person to buy for, and you know who it is. To solve this Christmas problem, we came up with a brilliant idea of making a contribution in his honor to a charity that fights poverty.
Everyone in our lives has that one person for whom we are trying to select the ideal present. Empowering children worldwide to bring about lasting change, whether via donations or a handmade object to treasure, will surely be the best gift.
3. Get Sustainable
Living sustainably is getting more and more popular. We have metal straws, cloth coffee filters, and reusable shopping bags for our fair-trade coffee. Now, we have a duty to protect the environment, the things it produces, and the people who work to generate those products.
Because of this, providing for comprehensive community development is one of the most long-lasting things you can do. “Community development” is a fancy term for initiatives that fight poverty and leave whole communities better off than they were. Giving them the resources to escape extreme poverty is the best approach to fulfilling our human needs. It will ensure that how we spend our money maintains everyone’s worth.
4. Show Your Appreciation
Giving Tuesday is all about maintaining the festive spirit of Thanksgiving, acknowledging our many blessings, and spreading that joy to others. A simple method to accomplish that? Through automated giving programs that donate a part of your purchases to charities. Big shopping platforms like Amazon provide this choice.
Automatic donating is a simple action that uses our money for good. I am inspired to be generous in even the tiniest details of life when I take a moment to reflect on my richness. Even purchasing dish detergent and sponges may benefit children and families worldwide through automatic donation.
5. Be a Part of Something Large
Come with me on a journey to Yamaranguila, Honduras. Recall how we stated that community development is sustainable. This area is a real example of how individuals may change their situations when they have the necessary resources. Deep poverty, prejudice, and hopelessness kept residents in Yamaranguila down until a few decades ago.
Today, however, pure water is pumped into every household. The local high school, The Lenca Institute, supports traditional Indigenous values, such as the idea of preserving the environment. Teenagers who attend college instead of dropping out of school receive help. Their parents’ companies are doing well, and the children are healthy. The mayor is committed to helping others and is recognized for his efforts by obtaining a national award.
The accountability of community members’ growth results in long-lasting transformation like this. These efforts are made possible by relationships with kind benefactors and child sponsors that helped the residents of Yamaranguila. These contributors have had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness a whole community go from a state of abject poverty to one of health and optimism. Who wouldn’t want to continue receiving such gifts?