#GivingTuesday

. October 31, 2018.
iss_00906_13939_150

After Thanksgiving, we are hit with days focused on shopping— Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Then, #GivingTuesday reminds us to slow down and focus the importance of helping our community.

WHAT is #GivingTuesday?

#GivingTuesday began in 2012 to kick off the charitable season by using the power of social media and collaboration. Since, the day has become a movement that celebrates philanthropy and supports giving, of both time and resources. Uniting people and communities around the world is a common purpose, to celebrate and encourage giving.

Kim Sidwell, Director of Institutional Advancement at Imagination Station, adds, “Giving Tuesday truly heightens the opportunity for people to support those organizations about which they’re passionate. It provides Imagination Station the opportunity to inspire and invite our advocates and others to participate in that one-day giving movement.”

WHEN is #GivingTuesday?

#GivingTuesday is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, this year on November 27, so mark your calendars!

WHY was #GivingTuesday created?

#GivingTuesday was created to use the power of social media to encourage generosity in people around the world to bring about real change in their communities.

After Thanksgiving, focusing on gratitude, followed by days devoted to shopping, #GivingTuesday inspires us to donate what we can— our time, resources and talents— to better our surroundings.

It also brings together organizations — nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals— to magnify each act of kindness.
Social media allows the sharing of these good deeds with the world, communicating globally our desire to improve our individual communities.

WHO started #GivingTuesday?

It was a team effort in 2012 from a group from the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at the 92nd Street Y, a cultural center in New York City.

HOW can I be part of #GivingTuesday?

Anyone can be a part of #GivingTuesday! Volunteer your time and talents, donate money, spread the word in person or through social media, or post an #unselfie (a photograph of yourself performing a charitable act to inspire others to do the same).

Sidwell shares how Imagination Station’s “corps of ambassadors” inspires a passion for science through social media on #GivingTuesday: “they share their stories and experiences and invite people to be part of Imagination Station’s work…[and] that support inspires the ‘goosebumps moments’ every time a visitor sees, hears or understands the marvels of science at Imagination Station.”

Trending

(GRAND) FATHERS DAY

In honor of Father’s Day, M Living tracked down three local grandfathers who offer their wisdom, energy and love in one of the most joy-filled roles of their lives. Gary Scalden Dumpster diving added to Papaw’s talents Ethan Laeng, 13, has always known his Papaw was cool. He built a fort for Ethan in his

2019 Guide to Local

Special Advertising Section You’ve likely shopped at or used the services of these local businesses, but perhaps you don’t know the people involved with them. We wanted to change that. Community is about bringing people together. It’s about neighbors helping neighbors. Here are a few local businesses and organizations we want you to get to

NEW RANCH HOMES— Whitehouse Meadows Subdivision

sponsored content Whitehouse Meadows, a new, in-town subdivision, offers affordable country living. Located only a half mile from downtown Whitehouse, the subdivision includes private access to the Wabash Cannonball Hike & Bike Trail, where residents can enjoy a quick walk to town for dinner, ice cream, morning coffee and more. Residents can choose to live

2019 Road Trip Guide

Day trips — cures for a small case of wanderlust Though there are many outdoor activities to enjoy in The Glass City, nothing says summer like a road trip. We came up with a list of places that you could explore without having to plan for an overnight stay. Whether you are a beach bum,