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How to Participate in GivingTuesday

Every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give.

Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor out, or showing up for an issue or people we care about, we each have something to contribute. Identify your gifts, pick a cause that gets you fired up, and give back - not just for GivingTuesday on November 30, 2021, but every day.

Create a Donation Station

Leave extra supplies (nonperishable food, OTC medicines, cleaning products) for your neighbors in a common area (near mailboxes, building lobby). Or create a Little Free Pantry in your community.

Create a Little Free Pantry
Reach Out to the Elderly

‣ Call or video chat with an older person in your life.
‣ Have a talent? Schedule a virtual performance.
‣ Contact a local nursing home to find out what they need.
‣ Write a letter to a senior through Love For Our Elders.

Write Letters to Elders
Post a Message of Hope

Display an encouraging message or inspiring doodle in your window. For those with kids at home, make signs together, then go on a walk to find others around your area. Create your own design or use our template.

Download a GivingTuesday Heart poster
Create Blessing Bags

‣ Start with non-perishible snacks and bottled water.
‣ Add bandages, lip balm, and travel-sized sunscreen.
‣ Include socks, menstrual supplies and hand sanitizer or wipes.
‣ Don't forget gloves and hand warmers for cold weather!

Show Gratitude for Essential Workers

‣ Send a gift card for food to your fire and paramedic station.
‣ Write thank-you notes to doctors and nurses.
‣ Tip your delivery driver extra.
‣ Post a sign for your postal worker and sanitation crew.
‣ Stay home & wear a mask if you do have to go out.

Pay It Forward

‣ Pay for the next person's order at the coffee shop or drive-thru.
‣ Leave a gift card or cash at the gas pump.
‣ Tuck a grocery store gift card & a note in a shopping basket.
‣ Donate to pay utility bills for seniors or those struggling to make ends meet.

Use Your Voice to Help Others

‣ Post messages from a favorite nonprofit on social media.
‣ Contact your elected officials in support of fair policies and funding for social services.
‣ Encourage your friends and family to give back.

Lead a GivingTuesday Community

Unleash generosity in your community by organizing a GivingTuesday Community movement for your city, town, or neighborhood.

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Offer kindness

Sometimes a kind word is all you need to start a chain of generosity that lasts throughout the day. Go beyond a "like" and make a point to offer positive feedback, compliments, and gratitude to as many people as you can today.

Help Your Neighbors

‣ Offer to pick up supplies if you're going to the store.
‣ Help with yard work or other chores for those who are ill, elderly, or immunocompromised.
‣ Share your contact info in case they need to reach out or just want to chat.

Feed People Who Are Hungry

‣ Fill your community fridge, organize a pop-up free grocery store, or feed neighbors who are hungry
‣ Make an extra lunch while you make your own.
‣ Want to go beyond just a few meals? Check with your local shelter or food pantry to see how you can help

How to Pack Sack Lunches for the Hungry
Volunteer Virtually

You can virtually volunteer right from your couch, ideas include: advocating for causes, transcribing or translating materials, helping organize campaigns, and more.

Discover Volunteer Opportunities

Share Your Generosity!

Share how you’ve been giving back on social media with hashtag #GivingTuesday and inspire others to give together even when we’re apart.

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