I had not heard of it either. You’ve got Gray Thursday (thanksgiving shopping), Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Poor Tuesday wasn’t getting any love. I love the idea of Giving Tuesday. It’s all about being the person who does something to help. It’s time for us to all decide we don’t want to be the bystander who assumes someone else will take care of it. We want to be the people standing in the trenches doing all the work to help others out. That’s what Giving Tuesday is all about. It’s about taking initiative when we see there’s something someone can do and deciding to be that someone regardless of whether we know them or not. It’s about helping. It’s about being the hands and feet. It’s what we’re supposed to do. It’s what we’re meant to do.
The Shah family is fighting cancer in one of their young children. They are incurring huge medical bills because the insurance company is declining to pay for procedures/medications. They don’t need another worry during this time. They need help. I helped by sharing their story. The Giving Forward community is donating $10 to the Shah’s when someone shares their story on a blog post. Help where you can when you can. Let’s no longer be bystanders. Let’s realize we need to stand up and be the change we want to see in this world. Check out their story and give if you can! Give Forward.