Giving Tuesday, often stylized as #GivingTuesday for purposes of hashtag activism, refers to the Tuesday after U.S. Thanksgiving in the United States. It is a movement to create an international day of charitable giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season. Giving Tuesday was started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a response to commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season (Black Friday and Cyber Monday). (source Wikipedia)
Doing good is its own reward, but the tax breaks are a pretty great incentive as well. Today is the day charitable donations kick into high gear. “Giving Tuesday,” is a day of giving back on a grand scale. No matter how small the donation the total one-day donation total usually raise about $300 million per year. So if you’re in the Giving Spirit”, go ahead and make your donation now. See below for some of our favorite charities.