Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Join the #GivingTuesday Twitter Party on 11/1 to WIN $25 VISA Gift Cards for Charity

Do You know about #GivingTuesday???

Shopping can be fun, but it is really not the reason for the holiday season. I have tried to teach my son the importance of giving and now the Tuesday after Thanksgiving will have a new name - #GivingTuesday.

#GivingTuesday is new day dedicated to giving – when families, charities, businesses, community centers, students, retailers and others can come together to encourage more, better and smarter giving during the holiday season.

The #GivingTuesday founding partners include the UN Foundation, the 92nd Street Y, Mashable, Skype, Microsoft,, Groupon, Kiva, GlobalGiving, the (RED) campaign, charity: water, Unilever Blackbaud, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), Darden Restaurant Group and VentureThree Capital. More partners are joining every day.

The idea behind #GivingTuesday is to create a national day of giving around the annual holiday shopping season – think of it as giving’s “opening day” – a chance to shine a national spotlight on giving and help find new ways to incorporate giving into our lives throughout the year.

#GivingTuesday will take place on November 27, 2012 - the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Want to learn more about #GivingTuesday??? Then join us at the #GivingTuesday Twitter Party on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at Noon EST.

What: Join a Twitter party to spread the word about celebrating the first-ever #GivingTuesday, a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season to celebrate and encourage charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations.

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This year's #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27, the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Our Twitter party will address how you can spread the word, why this movement matters and ways to get involved!

When: The party will be on Thursday, Nov. 1, at noon ET.

Where: Use the #GivingTuesday hashtag on Twitter to find us!

Hosts: Follow @theMotherhood, @GivingTues, @CooperMunroe and @EmilyMcKhann

Prizes: The Twitter Party hosts will be giving away five $25 VISA gift cards, which you are welcome to use toward your charitable efforts this holiday giving season!


See you there,

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