Share & Care joined millions around the world to celebrate #GivingTuesday, November 29, 2016. Here at Share & Care, we set a goal to raise $5,000 between Friday, November 25 and Tuesday, November 29. Read on to find out how we did!
Worldwide, the global day of giving broke records. Here at Share & Care, we were eagerly refreshing our #GivingTuesday goal-meter and, sometime around 8:30, we made it! But you didn't stop, by midnight we were at 157% of goal!
More About #GivingTuesday
New York City's 92nd Street Y launched Giving Tuesday in 2012 and, together with the United Nations Foundation, was designated as the 24-hour period among Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Thanksgiving, and the upcoming holidays for consumers to encourage each other — through social media — to donate their time, talents, or money to a cause or organization of their choice. This year, there were 98 nations involved, who together made $1.6 million in contributions (or an average of $108).
Each year, Giving Tuesday is held on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, which is also the day after Cyber Monday, the day dedicated to online sales and discounts to kickoff the Christmas selling season. Mark your calendar, Share & Care will again participate in this global day of working together for others: Tuesday, November 28, 2017.