Why should you care about #GivingTuesday?
This December 2, will mark the 3rd annual #GivingTuesday – a day of giving back to kick off the holiday season. Plymouth 400, Inc. has partnered with #GivingTuesday to help spread the word about this positive campaign and promote giving back to our community this December. Join us as we kick off this early legacy of Plymouth 400; encouraging philanthropic giving as part of our mission to highlight America’s story of challenge, perseverance, and thanksgiving that began with the 1620 landing of the Pilgrims and the relationship with the Wampanoag people.
Here’s what people are saying about #GivingTuesday:
“#GivingTuesday is a true example of how businesses both large and small, charities, families, community centers and students around the world and at a local level are coming together to celebrate the spirit of giving and doing good.” –Kathy Calvin, President and CEO of the UN Foundation (via Forbes)
“There’s really no other way to put it: Black Friday and Cyber Monday are celebrations of excess. Buy two flat screens, get the third half-off. This year it’s time to do something different. Something alternative. #GivingTuesday will serve nationwide as the day for including charity in our celebrations. Unlike Black Friday or Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday demonstrates that holiday shopping can be about both giving and giving back.” –Pierre Ferrari, President and CEO of Heifer International (via HuffPost Impact)
“I hope lots of people will use #GivingTuesday to do something meaningful, and it becomes part of the rhythm of this holiday season. If the organizers of #GivingTuesday can get more of us thinking about giving – and encourage us to be more generous with our time and resources, they’ll have done a very good thing.” –Bill Gates (via his blog)
It’s so easy to get involved in this international movement! Check out our list of local #GivingTuesday partners and GIVE!
Join the #Unselfie movement and pose for a “selfless” photo to share your good deed of the day! We want to see how you’re celebrating #GIvingTuesday. We’ll be retweeting and regramming our favorites!