It’s easy for anyone to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays. With presents to buy and get-togethers to plan, the real purpose of the season can sometimes be forgotten. To emphasize the power of generosity, Giving Tuesday is celebrated right after Cyber Monday. Joining the movement could make your holidays even more special.
What is Giving Tuesday?
Giving Tuesday is a global observance dedicated to encouraging generosity. Since 2012, it has been happening every year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year it will be celebrated on December 3, 2019.
This is a day that is really just about encouraging people to do good. This simple idea has become a global movement that has inspired hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
Although it is a global observance, the reach of Giving Tuesday extends to the community level with organizations like EAC Network joining in on this important day.
3 Reasons to Give Generously
1) You Can Make a Big Difference
During the holiday season, your generosity can have a powerful impact on those in need. Donations of any size can help at a time when they are needed most.
EAC Network’s programs, like Meals on Wheels and Chance to Advance, deliver essential services to Long Islanders who might not be able to access them otherwise.
2) Giving Tuesday is Open to Everyone
Giving Tuesday is an inclusive event.
It is open to individuals and companies around the world who are interested in helping others. There is no sign up or membership. All you have to do is give a donation to the charitable organization of your choice.
If you are looking for a simple way to do good this holiday season, this day might be the perfect opportunity to donate.
3) Join a Growing Global Movement
Seven years after it first started, Giving Tuesday is now a global phenomenon.
The one-day observance, which started in the United States, is now celebrated around the world. In previous years, it has taken place in about 100 countries.
By giving to your favorite local charity, you will be joining countless others around the world displaying the power of generosity.
Support EAC Network on December 3
Once you have recovered from Thanksgiving dinner, hit the stores on Black Friday, and finished your online shopping on Cyber Monday, consider taking part in Giving Tuesday. Your donations can make a big difference in the lives of others.
EAC Network is a diverse social service agency that helps people in need across Long Island and New York City with programs in five service areas: Children & Youth, Family & Community, Behavioral Health & Criminal Justice, Seniors & Nutrition Services, and Vocational Services.
If you like to make a donation to EAC Network on Giving Tuesday (or any other day), please contact us today.