We are not saying giving is forbidden on any other day of the week, but the Tuesday after Thanksgiving has a unique vibe attached to it when it comes to charity. Giving Tuesday is a concept that has assumed the form of a global generosity movement. An idea that has made people realize the transformative power they possess, a concept that has made organizations more aware of their potential in bringing about social changes! In this discussion, we will discuss in detail how you can celebrate giving Tuesday event every year. You will be surprised to know, but there are plenty of ways besides financial charity in which you can participate on a Giving Tuesday! So, without further ado, let us begin!
A Little Dive into History!
The idea of Giving Tuesday was a brainchild of Henry Times, 92nd Street Y in New York. The United Nations Foundation partnered up and played a crucial role in shaping up the day as we know it today. What started in 2012 as a simple event now has a presence in 75 different countries worldwide! The most interesting historical fact about Giving Tuesday is that in the year 2020, not one but two Giving Tuesdays were celebrated! This was done to speed up the COVID-19 pandemic relief activities.
How to Celebrate Giving Tuesday Every Year?
We now move to the critical question around which this discussion has been orchestrated. How can you participate in a Giving Tuesday? Well, we can tell you right now that there are more than one ways in which you can share the vibe of generosity in which this day is wrapped! So read on to find out more about the various ways you can play your part on a Giving Tuesday in making this world a better one!
Life has become quite a hectic affair in the 21st century. We are always a little short of time, even for basic duties like spending time with our families. Hence, the expectation that most of us should stop and show empathy & sympathy to those who need it daily can only be termed as a childish wish. However, Giving Tuesday allows us to take a moment from our insanely busy lives and show kindness to those deprived of it, people whose lives can magically change with just one kind word! Think about that, won’t you?
With a pandemic at its peak around us, there is no shortage of volunteer work. You can take a day off from your duties and become a part of a relief group that is helping people in distress. Sometimes, a helping hand can make all the difference in the world!
Again, we will like to cite the COVID-19 pandemic as an example. The healthcare workers have been on the frontline since day one of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their role in saving millions of people all around the globe has simply been a tremendous one. How about staging something for those noble folks?
Raising Voice for a Cause
Movements like Black Lives Matter don’t start and end without reason. They teach us lessons that are bound to be etched on our memories forever! Days like Giving Tuesday give us a chance to express solidarity with people who have been raising their voices for a just cause all their lives!
By Sharing the Idea
A Facebook post, a Tweet, or an Instagram story can have an incredible impact on the general awareness about this fantastic day. So make sure that when you are playing your part in raising awareness about Giving Tuesday, you share it with your friends and family as well! That will get the ball rolling, trust us!
And Of Course, By Donating!
Financial charity shares a significant chunk of activities on Giving Tuesday. Keeping in mind how tough the times have been, it makes sense as well. Donors and patrons from all over the world find ways to improve the living standards for the disadvantaged and the underprivileged ones of this world. Whether by donating for food or health, education or sanitation, shelter or safety, the idea remains the same, i.e., sharing the burden under which these people live.
Many charities, NGOs, and INGOs play an active part in making Giving Tuesday the grand event that it has become. Donors can donate to such organizations anytime they like. One such trust organization that you can donate to is Transparent Hands.
Transparent Hands is the largest technological platform for crowdfunding in the healthcare sector of Pakistan. It offers a complete range of free healthcare services, including medical and surgical treatments, medical camps, and telehealth facilities, to the underprivileged community of Pakistan. The platform provides visibility to underprivileged patients and builds a personal and trusted bond between patients and donors while ensuring complete transparency. It also sets up free medical camps in the rural areas of Pakistan in which free medical consultation, free medicines, and free diagnostic tests are provided to deserving patients. Donors from all over the world can use the Transparent Hands crowdfunding web portal and donate through 100% secure payment modes. They could select any patient, fund the treatment, and receive regular feedback and updates until the patient has recovered completely.
We wish we could have on a bit more, but the limitations of time and space force us to wrap up this debate here. But, we are pretty optimistic that you must have learned plenty of new stuff about the unique charity event that Giving Tuesday has become in the last few decades. The need of the hour is that you transform your understanding of this fantastic day into a practical course of action. Smiles or dimes don’t matter! All you have to do is play your part in any way you can to make our world a better place to live!