#GivingTuesday

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Rather than letting the spirit of the holidays get lost in all the commotion of holiday preparation and shopping, take time to recognize and remember the spirit of giving this year by celebrating and participating in Giving Tuesday. The Mansions McKinney Blog is here to help you learn more about this worldwide day of giving by reading our post.

About

Back in 2012, Giving Tuesday started as a movement to promote and celebrate the act of giving all across the globe. It is celebrated on the Tuesday immediately following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.), Black Friday, and Cyber Monday.

Become Involved

There are numerous ways to get involved in Giving Tuesday. One of them is to do acts of service throughout the day and post them on social media using the hashtag #GivingTuesday. Post your #UNselfie on #GivingTuesday on social media to let others know how you are going to give back to your community this year. You can also visit givingtuesday.org to find local nonprofit businesses near you to volunteer at. You can also give a donation to one of the many charities associated with this global giving movement.

Purpose

Giving Tuesday was founded in an attempt to bring the focus of the holidays back on what they are supposed to be about — giving. This initiative is international and seeks to reintroduce the habit of giving in a world that has become so focused on receiving and has become so self-centered. While it may seem small, the act of giving has the power to unify and build lasting relationships all across the world.

How do you plan on getting involved on Giving Tuesday? What is your preferred way to give back to the community? Share your thoughts and experiences with us in the comments below so we can be inspired by them. We appreciate the acts of service that happen daily in our apartment community. Thanks for reading our post, and don’t forget to celebrate #GivingTuesday this year in McKinney, TX or wherever you may be for the holidays!