Paralyzed Veterans of America is one of many charities participating in the second annual #GivingTuesday – a national effort to celebrate and encourage charitable activity going into the holiday season.
#GivingTuesday will take place December 3, 2013 in an effort to emphasize giving following the two busiest shopping days of the year – Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The event encourages and celebrates charitable giving to more than 6,000 global non-profit organizations, including Paralyzed Veterans of America, all under the slogan: “We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. This year help us create #Giving Tuesday. A new day for giving back.”
The event, launched in 2012 by New York nonprofit and cultural center 92nd Street Y, included more than 2,500 charities from all 50 states. More than 50 million people worldwide spread the word about #GivingTuesday via social media last year, resulting in a milestone trending on Twitter.
In addition, more than 40 percent of charitable donations last year came in between Thanksgiving and Christmas, with most donations coming from individuals.
Please support Paralyzed Veterans of America this #GivingTuesday and share with your family, friends, co-workers and community via social media and word of mouth about how you are giving.
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Brittany Ballenstedt is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in several publications, including Government Executive, National Journal, Technology Daily and NextGov.com.