Have you heard of #GivingTuesday ? #GiveForward @GiveForward

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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.

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  1. I’ve heard of “Giving Tuesday” and I love the idea but completely forgot all about it this year. It has been such a hectic week for my family. Do you think it is ok to do it tomorrow and just make every day of the week a “Giving” day or how about just one day a week till December. WE should start a blog party about secret giving. Ok i’m just rambling now haha.

  2. i started seeing this pop up everywhere, and i love the idea that they started celebrating a day of generosity. i almost wish they did it before thanksgiving so that people wouldn’t spend all their money during black friday first. 😛 but it’s a step in the right direction at the very least! 🙂 Thanks for sharing the Shah family story. I know every little bit of effort counts.. giving and continuing to spread the word.

  3. This is such a cool idea and I totally agree we need to be people that act and not wait for someone else to act when there is a problem that in our best capacity can help out with. Thank you for sharing the Shah story, its a frightening time for any family but we dont want them to be worrying about bills around this time of the year

  4. Fi Ní Neachtáin says:

    Giving Tuesday sounds like a much better day to me than any of the other big days which are all about material possessions it seems. How awful for the Shah family, I couldn’t imagine anything worse than one of your children being sick and not being able to do anything about it. Their insurance company should be ashamed of themselves. I really hope their little one recovers and isn’t in too much pain. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

  5. Masshole Mommy says:

    I had never heard of Giving Tuesday until this year, but I love it. I think it’s great to be able to give back when we’re able. Our family donated to the food pantry in our town and we feel great that we were able to help!

  6. Today was the first time I heard about Giving Tuesday. I saw a post on a blog site I frequent. I think it’s a great idea to support Giving Tuesday and I’m going to check out some organizations so I can #giveforward. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Yes. I have heard about this many times to be honest and I think this is such a wonderful cause and I honestly like the idea because it is inline with “gratitude” itself. It’s something people tend to neglect or ignore but its actually important to give notice as well.

  8. Pauline C. says:

    I’ve heard about Giving Tuesday once and the idea of promoting generosity thrills me! It should not be all about shopping, just like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. After all, the true essence of Thanksgiving is all about giving.

  9. Giving Tuesday is just about the only post-Thanksgiving day we celebrate. I don’t think about shopping on Thanksgiving or black friday, it just kind of kills the holiday spirit for me to see so many people pushing and shoving over some sales. Actually, we do celebrate small business Monday and go out of our way to purchase gifts from local business, but giving tuesday is my favorite! This year I took my kids to a local giving tree where they picked their own cards off and then went shopping for items for those children. We drop them off, wrapped and tagged, this week. It was a great experience!

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