Giving Tuesday-lets start a trend!

I know you all have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but have you heard of Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday is a call to action. A call to stop spending, to stop taking, to stop trampling people on your way to the electronics section, and to sloooow down and give. It takes place on Tuesday, November 27th, right after the craziness of Cyber Monday.

"Wait, what?" you say. "Give?"
Yes my friend, it is a new and glorious idea that instead of spending the money we worked all year to earn on meaningless toys and objects that we soon bore of, that we all instead give back.

Give back to your community, give back to your friends and family through acts of kindness, give back to the world by volunteering or donating to charity. Take the time, effort, and money you would have otherwise used in the rat race they call Christmas shopping, and instead turn it around into something bigger and better.

Not sure where to start? Here are some ideas!

- Launch a campaign to support your favorite cause.

- Invite your company to match employees’ donations on that day.

- Invite your organization to commit a portion of proceeds on #GivingTuesday to your
favorite cause.

- Invite your local retailers to add a donation to purchases for a charity for

- Announce a donation or new initiative of your own on your blog or social media

- Partner with shops to donate a portion of sales to a charity on #GivingTuesday.

- Organize a local toy drive, yard sale, or bake sale to raise money and
goods for charity.

It is much easier then you think to make a difference and help start a movement. Let's show the world that we are not all greedy and selfish, that we all do care and we all do want to make a change for the better. This season isn't about spending money on gifts, it is about showing your loved ones that you care and that you are thankful. Lets change the way we show that love. Let's help grow Giving Tuesday into a nationally recognized holiday!

To follow Giving Tuesday, you can check out their Facebook page, follow them on Twitter @GivingTues, or follow them on Pinterest. Don't forget to use the hashtag #GivingTuesday when talking about this on Twitter!

This post has been inspired by my work with the Global Team of 200, a team of moms blogging for good.