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#GivingTuesday: When America Gives as Good as it Gets

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This year, on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, we are part of a call to action that will change the calendar and help make history. We are celebrating a day dedicated to giving -- when charities, families, businesses, community centers, students, retailers and more will all come together for #GivingTuesday –- a movement to celebrate giving and encourage more, better and smarter giving during the Holiday Season that we are proud to be part of.

#GivingTuesday will create a day of giving around the annual shopping and spending season --giving’s “opening day.” Leading up to December 3, the #GivingTuesday campaign will provide a platform for you to contribute to your community and the world to help make this season the biggest giving season yet!

We invite you to be part of this celebration. #GivingTuesday will show how the world can do much more with our wallets than just consume. Here’s what you can do to help make this initiative a success:

  1. Have a great idea on how to give back on #GivingTuesday? Follow @GivingTues on Twitter, use the #GivingTuesday Hashtag, and watch out for our own Tweets about it @GuideStarUSA. You can also like them on Facebook and then share your idea!
  2. Go to the website and register to become a Social Media Ambassador at http://www.givingtuesday.org/. Social Media Ambassadors are essential to helping to grow the movement. You can become a Social Media Ambassador when you join their online social community and commit to helping grow the movement by sharing or submitting content.
  3. Help us promote! Here is some sample language for you:
We'll see you on #GivingTuesday!
Topics: Charitable Giving