From helping a neighbor to donating blood to advocating for a cause, there are so many ways to give back on GivingTuesday. Start thinking now, about how you're planning to give back on December 3. Get ideas for how to participate. Research causes, make arrangements, then set yourself a calendar reminder to give BIG for GivingTuesday.
1. Give Time
Volunteer. People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some, it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others, it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Search for nonprofits in your neighborhood and email them to see what volunteer opportunities they have available.
2. Give Money
Donate to a nonprofit or community organization that has impacted your life. Connect with an organization that's working on a cause that matters to you.
Help your favorite nonprofit in a more hands-on way and start a fundraiser for them. Never hosted a fundraiser before? It’s as easy as telling a story about why this cause is important to you.
3. Give Your Talent
Use your skills to help a nonprofit with anything from finance to legal help to marketing. You can search for pro bono opportunities on Taproot+ or reach out to your local nonprofits to see how you can use your talents to do good.
4. Shop for Good
Many nonprofits operate social enterprises to support their missions. Give holiday gifts that make an impact this holiday season by shopping for gifts that give back!
5. Help a Neighbor
Hold a door open, give up your seat on the train or just smile for someone you don’t know. A simple gesture can mean the world to someone else.
Teach your kids to give back. Get your children involved by talking to them about the importance of giving. Everything from giving unwanted toys to smiling at someone on the street can make a difference in someone’s life.
Share Your Giving
Share how you're giving back on GivingTuesday and help spread the giving movement by sharing on social media!