Support Equality With #GIVINGTUESDAY
Thanksgiving: Phew. Black Friday: Yikes. Small Business Saturday: A little better. Cyber Monday: Better with Amazon Smile. Does your inner light feel a bit dim? That’s why #GIVINGTUESDAY exists. Have A Gay Day supports equality and love, and #GIVINGTUESDAY is a fun way to be part of that mission.
What is #GIVINGTUESDAY?
Giving Tuesday (usually styled #GIVINGTUESDAY) is our chance to take a deep breath, support the causes we believe in, get on Santa’s “nice list,” and avoid throwing your change into those red buckets in a last-minute fit of charitable guilt. But if you’re on this website, you’ve probably already made twelve Facebook posts denouncing that cause.
It’s been one heck of a year. You might want to throw your hands to the sky and yell, “I want a do-over!” Well, unfortunately, life doesn’t give us do-overs. It does give us the chance to keep that do-over feeling from spilling into the next year, though. Giving Tuesday isn’t only a day to give to your favorite charity; it’s a fun way to get others involved as well.
How does #GIVINGTUESDAY work?
Giving Tuesday lets you engage with your community and everyone around the world. Donate to your favorite nonprofit, then share your support on social with the hashtag #GIVINGTUESDAY. Challenge your friends to give, too! There are also awesome incentives, like the #mygivingstory contest, in which you could win anything from a t-shirt to a $10,000 grant to the nonprofit of your choice. (*hint hint, wink wink*) You can use the #unselfie print-out to show why you give.
Ok, but where's my money going?
That’s a fair question. Lots of organizations seem to have shady practices, and you’re a smart, caring person who wants to make sure you’re not lining some lobbyist’s pockets. Luckily, you’ve made an excellent choice. Have A Gay Day is run 100% by volunteers from all over the country. We all have “real” jobs because we want you trust us to use your entire gift toward improving the world. By remaining volunteer-only, your donation supports our community center, food pantry, community garden, and all the exciting projects we’re planning for the future.
What if I prefer to give privately?
If you can find a nonprofit that doesn’t want your support unless you publicize it to the world, it’s probably a cult. Your support keeps Have A Gay Day alive, and we’ll all have to rethink our lives if we’re ever ungrateful.
How do I give to Have A Gay Day?
If you can’t give, encourage others. Write us an email letting us know you support our mission in your heart. Whatever you do this #GIVINGTUESDAY, make sure you improve somebody’s world, even a tiny bit.