Now that you enjoyed your leftovers and scored a few deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s time to settle down and focus on giving back. What better time to help out a great cause than on Giving Tuesday, right?
Giving Tuesday, aka #GivingTuesday, started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a way for people to take a break from the post-Thanksgiving shopping extravaganza and give back to charities and causes that are close to their heart.
It’s also a great way to kick off the holiday season by paying it forward and even finding a new cause to focus on for the upcoming new year.
There are many good celebrities and organizations that are getting involved this year. Whether it’s matching donations or sharing support for an underserved initiative, the celebrity news headlines, and our Twitter feeds, are bursting with #GivingTuesday notifications!
Good Organizations Increase Donations on #GivingTuesday
Many companies and causes are doubling donations, which helps to increase the impact of contributions on this important day.
The Radisson hotel brand announced its #ShareYourPlate initiative, which invites social media users to share photos of their plates of food today to raise awareness for the hunger problem worldwide. For every photo shared on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #ShareYourPlate, Radisson will donate $1, up to $500, to benefit Feeding America and The Global FoodBanking Network.
“This campaign supports the brand’s commitment to help source one Million meals through strategic efforts in our communities,” said Rich Flores, vice president, branding, Radisson. “We have declared through Radisson’s responsible business program, there is No Room For Hunger and are committed to driving awareness on the ground at our hotels and even on social media through initiatives like #ShareYourPlate”.
The Humane Society teamed up with organic pet food brand Halo Pets to match donations with a bowl of food for a shelter animal.
“So grateful for @halopets support this #GivingTuesday! For every $1 donated, 1 bowl of food will help feed a rescued pet! #GivingFoodsDay,” the Humane Society tweeted.
— Humane Society (@HumaneSociety) November 29, 2016
For Giving Tuesday, the nonprofit No Kid Hungry teamed up with a generous team of donors to match donations for the entire day.
— No Kid Hungry (@nokidhungry) November 29, 2016
Charity: water has a similar initiative. When donors sign up for the organization’s monthly giving community, a generous donor will match their gift today.
— charity: water (@charitywater) November 29, 2016
Charity Miles, an app that partners with organizations to raise money for nonprofits, shared its support for the Alzheimer’s Association by ensuring its Twitter followers get out and run.
When users track their runs through the Charity Miles app, they automatically raise money for their favorite charities. Donations come from a number of corporate sponsors.
— Alzheimer’s Assoc. (@alzassociation) November 29, 2016
Good Celebrities Tweet Support for #GivingTuesday
Celebrities share their support for their favorite causes and encourage their fans to pay it forward through volunteering or donations in honor of Giving Tuesday.
The Captain America actor helped Christopher’s Haven’s #Give5Get5 campaign go viral by tweeting his support for the cause.
The organization launched its campaign today and shared, “It’s small donations that together make a BIG impact. Here at Christopher’s Haven, we work hard to provide beautiful homes and fun events for our families as they come to Boston to fight cancer.”
So far, it’s raised $1,000 if its $10,000 goal.
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) November 29, 2016
Kerry teamed up with Tory Burch to raise awareness for financial abuse towards females suffering from domestic abuse.
“Happy #GivingTuesday!Help me end financial abuse,bid on this @ToryBurch #PurplePurse. #FreeToWalk #Kerry4PurplePurse http://bit.ly/Purse5,” she tweeted.
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) November 29, 2016
Sarah partnered with her pal Jessica Seinfeld to help mothers through the GOOD Plus Foundation.
— Sarah Michelle (@SarahMGellar) November 29, 2016
The Community actress is sharing her support for America’s classrooms.
— DonorsChoose (@DonorsChoose) November 29, 2016
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) November 29, 2016
The Hamilton creator is giving back to the Latino community and sharing fun Gifs on Twitter in honor of #GifingTuesday
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 29, 2016
— Dane DeHaan (@danedehaan) November 29, 2016
The Boss is helping feed kids in NJ.
— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) November 29, 2016
We want to hear how you’re getting involved. Tweet your #GivingTuesday news to @GoodCelebrity and tell us how you’re paying it forward!