National Day of Giving

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is National Day of Giving for many charities in the USA and the world. Perhaps you refer to the day as Giving Hope Day, Celebrate Generosity Day, or Day of Giving. In the USA, we’ve just celebrated a feast of thankfulness for God’s blessings. We pray for God to smile on us and give us wisdom and insight into the needs of others. The prayers of many have paved the way for us to continue the blessings by contributing to our choice of many worthy charities.

Some commemorate the day by supporting churches with gifts over and above our tithes. But the gifting doesn’t stop there, especially if our hearts are bent on supporting organizations that have ministered to us or our loved ones.

The inspiration of generosity has spread globally with a Giving Tuesday theme. The mission is to share our talents, time, and monetary gifts for the betterment of others.

“GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.”

What is Giving Tuesday (and Why it Matters)? offers an informative way for all of us to look at the world with fresh eyes. “In a fast-paced world where it’s easy to get caught up in our day-to-day lives, Giving Tuesday allows us to take a step back and make a collective (and incredible) impact.”

What an incredible way to show the beginning of the Christmas season more meaningful by giving to those in need and to organizations that have a mission to help others. Your gift may be once a year or become a weekly part of your life. Peace on Earth Good Will to Men says stepping out of our comfort zone to ensure others have an opportunity to better their lives and in turn return the kindness.

How do you support Giving Tuesday through your time, talents, and treasures?