Giving Tuesday offers a chance to give back


Giving Tuesday offers a chance to give back

You’ve survived Black Friday and Cyber Monday, now how about a day to really get in the holiday spirit?

In this case, the spirit of giving . During Giving Tuesday, the consumer focus will shift from shopping to charity.

This is the fourth year for Giving Tuesday , a global philanthropic campaign to inspire people to donate to charities close to home and around the world. It’s also an unofficial kick off to the charitable giving season when many people focus on end-of-the-year giving.

It’s also become a social media campaign, using the hashtag #GivingTuesday. It’s not just about giving but service and volunteering as well.

Giving Tuesday was created by 92nd Street Y—a cultural center in New York City that raising awareness around the concept of service and giving back, whether money or time. Last year, more than an estimated $46 million was raised for charities worldwide.

Atlanta-based CARE is adding its own twist to Giving Tuesday. Staffers at its headquarters will call donors from a phone bank to say “thank you” for supporting the organization’s efforts to eliminate poverty globally. Even CEO Michelle Nunn will put in some phone time.

Georgians can also donate to CARE.

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