Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Giving Tuesday Celebrates Generosity Worldwide!

This year on Tuesday, December 2, we are part of a call to action that will change the calendar and help make history.  We're celebrating a day when nonprofits, families, businesses and communities join together to celebrate the spirit of generosity and kick off the holiday season.   Last year, more than 10,000 organizations in 46 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday.  We invite you to join the movement and help spread the giving spirit. 
Five Ways to Get Involved
  1. Perform a random act of kindness.  Pay it forward.  Do a good deed.
  2. Volunteer.  Your talents and time are valuable! 
  3. Give it your all!  Make a commitment to positive words and thoughts.  Smile! 
  4. Make a donation to a non-profit making a difference in the world.
  5. Spread the word about #GivingTuesday on social media.  Help make good go viral with the #unselfie campaign (see below).
Show Us Your #Unselfie!
Help good go viral by joining a global #unselfie campaign! 
Here's how it works: take a "selfie" that shows why you are giving this year.   Post it to Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter.  Don't forget the hashtags #GivingTuesday and #unselfie! 

Some templates to help you get started:
Give the Gift of Girl Scouting, Help Her Change the World!




Can pay for a life vest for water safety at GSSI's camps

Can provide a sash/vest, badges and journey resource book for two girls.

Can provide volunteer training materials, First Aid kits, or arts and crafts supplies

Can pay for Girl Scout Membership for 8 girls for one year

Become a Juliette Gordon Low Society member and help fund girl program development, assist in camp maintenance and improvements and provide financial assistance.
*multi-year commitment