Happy Giving Tuesday!
But wait, what is Giving Tuesday, you ask? Beginning in 2010, Giving Tuesday is a day to focus on giving back to our communities and making positive differences to the lives of others. Following the spending-heavy days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday aims to shift our attention to giving, collaborating, and celebrating generosity.
Internationally, Giving Tuesday has become the biggest day of the year in terms of giving to charities and making positive changes in the community. Last year $511 million was given online to charities on Giving Tuesday in the USA alone.
So how does it work, you’re thinking? The way we see it, everyone has something to give, whether that be giving time, their voice, money, goods, or advocacy support. Giving Tuesday highlights the ways in which we can each play a part in doing Good for our communities and reminds people how they can be involved.
According to the official Giving Tuesday website, “whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbour or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts, and everyone has something to give.”
The Good Registry is participating in Giving Tuesday by thanking all of our supporters, our team and our charities for all the Good that they do!
How can you be involved? If you would like to give back on Giving Tuesday, why not purchase a Good Gift Card or start a Good Registry to raise money for one of our charity partners? You can also share our posts to your own communities to spread the word of the great work that is being done across New Zealand.
If you’re struggling to think of a Secret Santa present idea this year, consider giving the gift of giving and give a Good Gift Card, or if you have a birthday or other celebration coming up, have a look at how you can easily set up a registry to reduce the waste and unwanted goods while doing Good for the community.
With a $10 donation you can help fund a nourishing meal, a native tree, helpline support, an animal vaccination, refugee support, or more. Take a look at our stories on our website and social media pages to see how people are using The Good Registry to support charities who can provide these services.
- By Caitlin Turner