How will you give back?
Each year, we celebrate the holidays by giving to others. Why not kick of this year's season of giving with the second annual "Giving Tuesday," which is held the first Tuesday of December.
This year, the date is Dec. 3, 2013. On this day, many non-profits, charities and organizations are hoping to make "Giving Tuesday" as large of an event as "Black Friday" or "Cyber Monday."
Last year, "Giving Tuesday" supported about 2,600 nonprofits, according to the event's sponsors.
Organizers are encouraging the world to participate sharing their giving spirit by using #GivingTuesday on their social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest.
Another trending hashtag, #UNselfie is also encouraged. Participants are being asked to snap a picture of yourself holding a piece of paper with the name of the organization you support accompanied by #UNselfie.
The idea stemmed from the popular "selfie" or self-snapped photo posted to social media accounts. The "unselfie" idea is to inspire us to think of others, rather than ourselves.
Here are the steps to participate in #UNselfie and #GivingTuesday:
1) Grab a sheet of blank paper.
2) Write the name of the organization you support with your time, money or other charitable donation.
3) Snap a picture of yourself holding the sheet of paper in front of you.
4) Post the photo onto social media accounts and include #UNselfie and #GivingTuesday.
By participating and promoting "Giving Tuesday" we can encourage others to get into the spirit of giving. This inspires others to give, not to mention it helps support many great causes!
You can also give to SupportHER and help give back to women in our community.
How are you planning on giving back this year? Let us know by commenting below.
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