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On May 5, 2020 we come together as a global community…To give. To help. To thank. To heal.

What is “GivingTuesdayNow”?

#GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement that unleashes the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world.

“Giving Tuesday” was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity, on December 1st, directly in response to the huge Black Friday & Cyber Monday retail movements in the US, also rapidly expanding in New Zealand and other parts of the world.

GivingTuesday strives to build a world in which the catalytic power of generosity is at the heart of the society we build together, unlocking dignity, opportunity, and equity around the globe.

GivingTuesday’s global network collaborates year-round to inspire generosity around the world, with a common mission to build a world where generosity is part of everyday life.

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There are many ways to give:

> People can show their generosity in a variety of ways during #GivingTuesdayNow:
whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or giving to
causes, every act of generosity counts.

> At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings
people of all races, faiths, and political views together across the globe. Generosity
gives everyone the power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a
fundamental value anyone can act on.

> Generosity can help alleviate the isolation and loneliness that many of us feel during
this time. Our ability to give help and hope can counter feelings of powerlessness.

> Even as we practice physical distancing, we can remain connected through kindness
and generosity even without physical proximity. There is no reason that our physical
separation means we can’t provide the financial, emotional and social supports that
nurture our families and communities.

> Even in times of economic crisis, we each have a deep reserve of generosity, which
we can deploy in myriad ways to make a difference–your time, your kindness, your
skills, your voice are all things you can give in addition to charitable donations.

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