Today is GIVING TUESDAY and I want everyone to research a charity before just giving to one.
Some charities no longer seem to be running.
The NONF – which I used to donate and be a member of
Since 2017 they haven’t filed a tax return so they are no longer active
So I won’t give there until they are active again.
So I now donate to
AF (Arthritis foundation) on occasion
St.Judes Children’s Hospital and
Local Battered women’s shelter
Local rescue mission
To search for a charity in USA look it up here.
Type in a specific name or a partial name like Avascular Necrosis and Osteonecrosis and many will pull up but you will see many if not all are no longer available to donate to.
Look them up via irs or attorney general web sites.
Watch out for charities on social media – not all may be legit.
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.
We have made it through Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Sofa Sunday Cyber Monday.
Today is the day to giveback!
Do a good deed
Donate to a cause or charity
But be a smart giver – Do your homework! Font get scammed
Make sure all websites you may want to donate to are secure and legit. https://
https is a must
Look out for fake charities posing as the real deal.
Example the United Way is legit but United Ways mmm nope. etc.
Watch out for social media requests
Created in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y (a New York City cultural center), #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy.
According to the official Giving Tuesday website, it has over 30,000 partners in 68 different countries, and since its inception it has generated and estimated 470% increase in online donations on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
The Giving Tuesday Ask
Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more.
Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. “Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.”
Celebrate Giving Tuesday
There are a number of official online and offline Giving Tuesday events scheduled, and you can join any one (or more!) of them.
Supporting a cause (or causes), can take many forms. It can of course mean cash gifts to organizations in your community, or in your marketspace.
Donations can also be goods and services, including excess inventory or business equipment and supplies.
You or your company can band together to collect donations of goods (like toys over Christmas, or canned goods for a food bank) for a local charity or shelter.
As an individual you can do many things if you don’t have the money, but note even 1 dollar can go a long way at a food bank.
Donate Time many don’t have money to donate and that’s ok. Donate your time instead. Help out at a food bank .
Volunteer in the Hospital be a baby cuddler
Serve food at a mission
Sit with a hospice patient so their family can have a break
Visit a nursing care facility
Volunteer doing something you love
If your a retired teacher help a struggling student.
Donate kindness – lord knows we have a kindness deficit -so many people today are so quick to throw shade and hate- Choose kindness
Be kinder to co-workers
Be kinder to the elderly
Hold open a door
Say please and thank you
Be a better human being
What ever you do give from your heart
Happy Giving Tuesday