Nationwide—Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that kicks off the charitable giving season. Coming just after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it was created in part as a response to the commercialism and consumerism of those days. It was started in 2012 and a diverse group of individuals and organizations—nonprofit, civic, business, and corporate—celebrate by donating and giving their time, talents, and resources. Thousands of organizations now participate in the day worldwide, in almost 100 countries.
Giving Tuesday is being observed today! It has been observed the Tuesday after Thanksgiving since 2012.
If you would like to make a donation today but are unsure where to start. A suggestion would be your local Community Foundation, whether it be Decatur, Franklin, or Ripley County.