The day after Thanksgiving (and now sometimes on Thanksgiving!) is when people stand in line across the nation to get the best deals for upcoming holiday gifts. Black Friday is a good marker of the start of a holiday season in full swing.
You may be like me—I would rather not wait in line at dark-o’clock to fight through masses of deal hunters on Black Friday. Nor do I have the time to shop online on Cyber Monday.
But Giving Tuesday is a great, new(ish) tradition to get into the holiday spirit of sharing and community gathering!
Giving Tuesday (or #GivingTuesday, as it’s generally known) is a national day of giving that takes place the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. In 2013, over 10 thousand organizations, corporations, and foundations in more than 40 countries participated in #GivingTuesday to help kick off the holiday season.
For #GivingTuesday we are encouraging individuals to give generously in a way that is meaningful to them, and to donate to the League of Education Voters before the end of the year.
Please look for our year-end appeal in the mail, in our upcoming newsletter, or donate now online!
So save the date for Tuesday, December 2, and join me in kicking off the holiday season through #GivingTuesday! You may see our #GivingTuesday campaign on social media, and I invite you to spread the word among your loved ones about this fun way to give generously to the League of Education Voters and other causes that mean a lot to you.
Thank you for getting into the holiday spirit by supporting our work on behalf of all kids in Washington state.