On Tuesday, November 29th, it was #GivingTuesday which I guess was created to help people not feel so bad about over abundantly spending their money on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday (do we rest on Sunday?). But seriously, it is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving as a call to action in the spirit of giving during the Holiday season. It is nice to have a special day that brings focus on charity and giving, I'm all for it! The holiday season especially tugs on the heart strings and it's' hard to turn away.
I don't see anything wrong with telling others who you donate to, how else will others learn about the charity? I couldn't donate much, but I did send some bucks to Guiding Eyes For The Blind, who I have supported for years, and an organization I recently learned about, National Network Of Abortion Funds. The Washington Post has a piece about how there has been a significant increase in donations since Trump was elected. This is inspiring! I know that the day after, I was motivated to do more. I set up monthly donations with Planned Parenthood and GLAAD and will be giving to more, especially to those causes as risk of losing funding under the Trump administration.
Even if you can't donate cash, spreading the word is a good way to still support your favorite charities. I spent #GivingTuesday tweeting out a bunch of causes I support 100%. In case you missed it, I wanted to share the love on my blog too:
- Planned Parenthood
- Safe Horizon
- Sylvia Rivera Law Project
- Emily's List
- The Center for Sexual Pleasure & Health
- O+ Festival
- Stop Homophobia
- Walkway Over The Hudson
I'm especially drawn to causes that fight for women's rights, protection of animals, LGBTQ rights, and promoting positive sex education. While it's not #GivingTuesday anymore, these charities accept donations all year long.
What causes are you passionate about?
- Trumps election inspired millions in nonprofit donations - The Washington Post
- #GivingTuesday: A Look At My Post-Election Donation Plans - The Great Escapist