Today is Giving Tuesday—an occasion to donate, volunteer, and speak out on behalf of charities you care about.
Following the wave of deals for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday comes as a chance to put some of your money back to your community and the world at large.
Established five years ago by the United Nations to encourage philanthropy and charitable giving on social media, Giving Tuesday brought in an incredible $168 million globally in donations last year, a 44 percent increase from the year before. And as of this afternoon, we already have last year beat. Over $177 million in donations had been made as of 1pm EST, according to the Giving Tuesday website.
This year, many charitable organizations are agreeing to match cash donations in order to to magnify impact. Here are a few: