The Genesis of Giving Tuesday

The Genesis of Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday was born as a response to the frantic consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It was a deliberate effort to infuse the holiday season with a spirit of giving and charity, providing people with a meaningful way to give back to their communities and the world. 

Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving in the United States, Giving Tuesday serves as the official start of the charitable season. It’s a day when individuals, organizations, and communities worldwide come together to rally for their favorite causes. It’s a reminder that giving is not just about monetary donations but also about the gift of time, skills, and the power of our collective action.

The Significance of Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday transcends borders, cultures, and backgrounds to unite people in the spirit of philanthropy. It’s a reminder that we are all in this together, and our collective efforts can change the world. This day was envisioned as a deliberate effort to recalibrate our priorities, encouraging individuals to look beyond the allure of discounted products and instead focus on the true essence of the holiday season: giving back to our communities and the world at large.

It represents a moment when individuals, organizations, and communities worldwide unite to champion their cherished causes. It is a poignant reminder that giving is not confined to the act of monetary donations; it is a celebration of the gift of time, talents, and the boundless potential of our combined efforts.

Several Ways People, Teams, and Businesses Celebrate Giving Tuesday

There are several ways people, teams and businesses can celebrate Giving Tuesday.

Fundraising: One of the most common ways people celebrate Giving Tuesday is by organizing fundraising drives for their favorite charities. Non-profit organizations, both large and small, leverage the momentum of the day to raise funds for various causes, from education and healthcare to environmental conservation and more. It is a day when compassion and goodwill translate into tangible assistance for those in need.

Volunteering: It is also about giving the gift of time, as many individuals and groups choose to volunteer their skills and services on this day. Whether it’s tutoring, serving meals at a local shelter, coordinating a beach cleanup or planting trees, volunteering creates a direct and tangible impact in the community.

Random Acts of Kindness: The beauty of Giving Tuesday lies in its simplicity. It’s a day when anyone can make a difference. Many people celebrate by performing random acts of kindness, such as paying for a stranger’s coffee, leaving uplifting notes in public spaces, or simply being there for a friend in need.

This day reminds us that, collectively, we have the capacity to effect transformative change on a global scale. 

Paying it forward

One of the most fun, rewarding, and easy ways for anyone to celebrate Giving Tuesday is by paying it forward — gifting friends, family, colleagues, or even strangers with TisBest Charity Gifts Cards. Your recipients will enjoy using their gift cards to donate to their favorite charities!

For as little as $10 per card, you can lift the spirits of another person while empowering them to support a cause they care about and encouraging others to do the same. 

If you are looking for a new way to give back this charitable season, try TisBest Philanthropy’s Charity Gift Cards.

Zero Waste, All Kindness

A grouping of six TisBest Charity Gift Cards, each featuring a unique Giving Tuesday inspired card design.

The beauty of TisBest Charity Gift Cards lies in their flexibility, as recipients have the power to choose from over 1.5 million charities, ensuring their gift goes where it’s needed most. This freedom of choice empowers individuals to make a difference in a way that resonates with their passions and values. Plus, in the era of heightened environmental awareness, the reduction of plastic use is crucial. TisBest Charity Gift Cards offer digital, printable, and bio-plastic card options! TisBest’s bio-plastic cards are made from biodegradable materials, which are commercially compostable. Digital and printable options go even further in ensuring gifts won’t end up in landfills and contribute to the plastic waste problem. By choosing these cards, you’re actively contributing to the reduction of plastic waste, which has far-reaching implications for our ecosystems.

In addition, these Charity Gift Cards provide a unique and customizable way to celebrate Giving Tuesday. You can select from a range of stunning designs to convey your heartfelt message, making your gift a personalized expression of love and goodwill. It’s the perfect way to show your appreciation and support for the causes that matter most to you.

Learn more about what impact a donation can make with TisBest Philanthropy’s 2023 Impact Report

Impactful Giving

This Giving Tuesday, join the movement and make a profound impact with TisBest Charity Gift Cards. Choose the gift of giving, empower your loved ones to support the causes they care about, and inspire positive change. Purchase a TisBest Charity Gift Card, spread the word, and pay it forward, collectively creating a ripple effect of generosity that transforms lives and communities. Visit TisBest Philanthropy online now to take action and be part of the global movement for good.