Around the holidays there’s a day to give thanks on Thanksgiving, a day to flood the stores on Black Friday, a day to hover over computers on Cyber Monday, and now with your help, we’ll establish a day to give back: November 27th, #GivingTuesday.
The mission is to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations. Recently Groupon Grassroots manager, Patty Huber Morrissey, spoke about Groupon’s partnership with the cause.
What is Groupon planning for #GivingTuesday?
We are committed to launching a collection of pro-bono Groupon Grassroots fundraising campaigns on the Groupon website that will be featured with a custom URL – groupon.com/givingtuesday. We are currently accepting applications from national non-profits and social ventures to be featured in our holiday giving campaigns.
How to Help: Since holiday decorations start popping up before the leaves change color, it’s never too early head to the virtual streets of the internet and spread the word about #GivingTuesday. Visit www.GivingTuesday.org for more information, follow @givingtues on Twitter, and start using the hashtag #GivingTuesday to get the ball rolling! Are you a blogger? CLICK HERE to read more about how you can be involved as a Social Media Ambassador and rally behind this charitable movement.
Thanks for your help in making the inaugural #GivingTuesday a success!