15 ways to celebrate #GivingTuesday
You've rushed the stores on Black Friday, filled your digital shopping cart on Cyber Monday and now it is time to give.
Tuesday, December 2
, 2014 is
, a day dedicated to giving back around the globe. The movement began in 2012 and last year drew nearly
in donations, a 90 percent increase from inaugural year.
Check out the slideshow below for some great ways to participate.
Join in WaterAid's $150,000 challenge match on December 2. The organization is matching donations for double the impact.
wateraid.org to donate.
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The United Way offers the option to give or to spend some time volunteering for this #GivingTuesday. Donations go to a wide range of programs supporting their work in education, income and health.
unitedway.org to get involved.
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CARE is matching donations through December 31, up to $1 million! The organization empowers "poor women, families and communities around the world."
care.org to get involved.
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Feeding America is on a quest to give 100 million meals. For every $1 you give, 20 meals are distributed through the Feeding America network of food banks.
feedingamerica.org to donate.
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According to UNICEF, "
by donating today, you are helping protect and save children in a year when they face unprecedented challenges – from the Ebola epidemic in West Africa to conflicts in Gaza, Syria and Iraq."
unicefusa.org to donate.
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The Animal League's goal for this #GivingTuesday is to support two dog rescues and help find those dogs homes.
animalleague.org to donate.
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The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy's Adopt an Acre program helps protect acres of rainforest that in term help regulate the temperature of our planet.
nature.org to donate.
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UN Refugee Agency
Through the UN Refugee Agency, help provide life-saving aid to refugees forced to flee due to conflict.
unrefugees.org to donate.
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According to the organization, "by donating today, you’ll be part of a community of people who are making a positive impact on the lives of animals in need."
aspca.org to donate.
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This organization helps feed and support in-need New York City families throughout the holiday season.
robinhood.org to donate.
Image Credit: robinhood.org
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