If Black Friday and Cyber Monday leave a bad taste in your mouth, that whiff of unrepentant capitalist and consumerist excess makes your stomach turn, then just hold on for what comes next: Giving Tuesday.
It’s the day set up to cast off our shield of selfishness and think purely of others. So how do you do that? Here’s everything you need to know.
What is the meaning of Giving Tuesday?
Giving Tuesday is a day for thinking of others and supporting the communities, organisations or individuals who might need it. In short, it’s a day for doing some good. A day — you guessed it — for giving.
The founders call it radical generosity and the mission is to give to bring about systemic change.
What do you do on Giving Tuesday?
Whatever you like! As long as it’s being generous for a good cause, no matter how big or small.
The official Giving Tuesday website recommends giving your time, giving some money, donating something, buying something or campaigning for something, but there are no rules as long as giving comes first.