Today is Giving Tuesday

Now that the madness that is Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, why not turn your time, attention and your money to a worthy cause? Today, December 02, 2014 is Giving Tuesday, a new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering.

The “Opening day of the giving season,” it is a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes and think about others.

“We have two days that are good for the economy. Now we have a day that is good for the community too.”

 

This year my loved ones will get a special gift of a donation given in their name. We’ve all got so many material things, and most everything we really NEED, so why not give the gift of charity this year?

Please check out this movement, read about it on the website and share with your fellow Canadians. We CAN make a difference. It starts with just one person and Companies, Groups, Schools & Individuals can all participate.

Click the image above or any of the links below for more information.

 

How To Get Involved

Find your volunteer match

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Whether you’re a volunteer looking to invest your time and talents in your community or an organization in need of skilled and passionate volunteers, here’s an online tool to help in your search.  Manulife Financial has partnered with Volunteer Canada to help Canadians and the organizations they care about find a great volunteer match.

 

Send a Charity Gift Card

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Send personalized Charity Gift Cards to friends and family this GivingTuesday. You choose the value and receive the tax receipt. You can even send them by email!

Double (or triple) Your Donation on GivingTuesday

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Charities and companies are announcing matching gifts for GivingTuesday. Find a cause you care about and multiply the impact of your donation. Here are some of the matching opportunities we’re aware of: The GivingTuesday Interac Online® donation matching program is back! PayPal 1% Donation Match Deloitte is matching GivingTuesday donations to The Alzheimer Society of […]

 

Fundraise for Charity

Get campaign fundraising tools

Check out these ways you can get involved and help support your favourite charity.

Post your #UNselfie

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Last year thousands of people told the world why they support the causes they care about by sharing an #UNselfie. This expression of giving took on a life of its own with world leaders and major celebrities joining everyday people to tell their giving stories. This year, you can help the causes you care about by […]

 

Be a Social Media Ambassador

Get social media tools

Anyone can help GivingTuesday grow. You don’t have to be a company, charity or media baron. If you can post an image, link or video then you can help all charities benefit from GivingTuesday. Become a Social Media Ambassador today. Download the toolkit and Feel Great Giving.