GivingTuesday began in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y, a New York City nonprofit as the brainchild of Henry Timms. It was simply designed as a day to encourage people to do good.
Today the organization with the same name supports a global movement in which people can unite in a “celebration of generosity.” It’s always celebrated on the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving Day.
Their web page offers this explanation. “GivingTuesday is an opportunity for people around the world to come together through generosity in all its forms by sharing acts of kindness and giving their voice, time, money, goods, and advocacy to support communities and causes.” Continue reading
Today is “GivingTuesday,” an annual event created in 2012, which takes place on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States.
If you’re unfamiliar with GivingTuesday, it’s an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is simply “to build a more just and generous world.”
Their website provides more information. Continue reading
This past Sunday I spoke twice for the brethren at the Northeast Church of Christ in Clearwater, Florida. My topic for the Sunday Worship service was “Make the Most of Your Opportunities.”
The basis for the lesson is found in Ephesians 5:15-16. “Be very careful, then, how you live — not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.”
Here’s the “Cliffs Notes” version of that lesson. Continue reading
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give” once said the British statesman and Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
Today we are reminded of the importance of giving on #GivingTuesday. This is the 5th year of this “global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.” From their web page, here’s more information about this national day of giving.
“Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Continue reading
Today is #GivingTuesday. Haven’t heard about it? According to their web page it is a “global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.” It’s now in its fourth year of existence.
“Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.” Continue reading