December 2, 2019
Unless otherwise specified, your donation will support the M. Louise Fitzpatrick Fund for Formation
Q: What is #GivingTuesday?
A: Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday ... and now there’s #GivingTuesday, November 2nd, 2019. It is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday. It’s the “opening day of the giving season,” a time where charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favorite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday, the giving community has come together for #GivingTuesday.
Q: Is the #GivingTuesday mission all about charity?
A: Yes, #GivingTuesday is all about charity! It’s about creating a national movement for giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages donations and volunteering activities that support any and all charities and non-profit organizations.
Q: How did #GivingTuesday start?
A: #GivingTuesday was started in Canada by a group of organizations including GIV3, CanadaHelps.org, and now includes over 1,300 partners. #GivingTuesday was originally started in the US in 2012 by the UN Foundation, the NYC 92Y and several other community organizations.
Q: #GivingTuesday is just one day – what about the rest of the year?
A: #GivingTuesday is “the opening day of the giving season”. Giving is a lifelong commitment, and a giving day is a special celebration, a reminder to all of us to think of others and our communities as well as ourselves. The most successful #GivingTuesday campaigns were planned and launched weeks before the actual day, and many last until the end of December. Of course, we also encourage giving back throughout the year, whether through donations, volunteering or in whatever other ways we can. #GivingTuesday is more than a moment, it’s a movement.