This Thursday is Thanksgiving and after that it’s the rush of shopping and watching your bank account balance go down, your credit card debt go up and the frustration that comes with finding the right gift for that person that has everything. Yeah, stressful stuff, it’s no wonder that this is the season of increased strokes, heart attacks and depression.
Tuesday December 2nd, the day after Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Giving Tuesday. Give Forward describes Giving Tuesday in the following way.
Giving Tuesday is a day dedicated to true giving. Giving Tuesday’s goal is to boost humanity rather than the economy.
So, how can you participate? On Giving Tuesday (the Tuesday after Thanksgiving), give time or money to a cause or person you care about. Pay for the coffee for the person behind you to warm and brighten her winter day. Rake your grandparents’ residual leaves before snow blankets their yard. Contribute cash to a non-profit that researches and increases awareness for a disease affecting a loved one.
If you’d like to donate to a family or person in need but don’t know anyone that fits that category GiveForward has many you can choose from. One such family are the Shah’s. The Shah’s son Andrew has cancer and his doctors ordered treatments that the insurance refused to pay for AFTER he’d already received them. Their out of pocket for these treatments total $21,000. While we are powerless to cure Andrew we can help ease his parents of the added stress of these medical bills.
If you’d like to contribute or would like to set up a fundraiser for someone please visit GiveForward.
This post was written as part of a GivingForward Campaign