10 Giving Tuesday Ideas For This 2021 To Make It Worthwhile
"Life is a boomerang. What you give, you get."
The Giving Tuesday or #GivingTuesday is celebrated on the first tuesday after every Thanksgiving in the United States. I am sure that many of you haven't heard of Giving Tuesday.
The idea behind this global generosity movement is to unleash the power of people, communities, and organizations. And to bring them together and transform the world with goodness, hope, and kindness.
So in this blog, let's discuss the upcoming event on November 30, Giving Tuesday. And know more about the ideas and the cause behind celebrating them.
About Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday is a generosity movement created in 2012 to encourage people to do some good. This initiative was the brainchild of Henry Timms, 92nd Street Y in New York City, with the co-founding organization, United Nations Foundation. Over the years, it has become a global movement that aims to inspire people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
Giving indwell fulfillment, prosperity, and happiness. When the world is already in crisis after the pandemic, such affirmative steps are indispensable. Making an effort to enlighten lives by spreading kindness and generosity together is the right action needed today.
Making a small donation can not only change someone else's life but yours too. The idea behind gifting or donating on this particular day is about spreading joy and smiles in life. And, sharing a small proportion of what you already have with someone who doesn't is more than an act of kindness.
How to Celebrate The Eve?
To bring a team together, celebrating #GivingTuesday is one great way to do it. Even in the workplace, employers, to make the fullest out of it, can organize donation camps, host events, or collaborate with communities like;
- NewsForGood (Nonprofit Newspapers)
- PhilanthropyTogether (Giving Circles)
- Give65 (Seniors)
Find Common Ground, Give Peace A Chance.
Taking a positive step like donation or charity can bring the workforce together, enhancing their mental, behavioral and spiritual health/well-being. It is important to emphasize that employees' health behavior is vital for their productivity, performance, and retention at work.
Every year, find a new cause to support that you may not have done about previously.
- Spread goodwill and share affection
- Support and give voice to a cause
- Volunteer with the team for a purpose
- Show love and support to people who are need
- Charity and donation for a better good
Initiative At The Organizational Level
At the organizational level, it is always fun to come together and connect with people and bring up new ideas. This 2021 Giving Tuesday event, introduce your team to recent social events and holistic wellness ideas.
A team coming together to participate in such programs will create a new gateway of engagement and team-building opportunities. Moreover, it will spread a social message that we can create a better world together.
10 Things That You Can Think About Doing On This Giving Tuesday 2021
GivingTuesday started as a day for anyone, anywhere to give, and it's grown into the biggest giving movement in the world.
The spirit of this celebration is to take a small step that can make a big difference. Let's dive into the ideas that you can choose from along with your team to make this November 30 special;
1. Charity For a Cause
If you want to go for a charity this Giving Tuesday, here are a few causes you can pick from;
- Feeding the street animals
- Children & Youth
- Differently abled people
- For elderlies in a nursing home
- Environmental causes
- Homeless and poor
- International causes like refugees, etc
- On girls and women's Issues
Saying yes to a meaningful charity will elevate the spirit of many people, especially those who are in need.
2. Free Health Screenings
Health and wellness are important, and providing a free health screening can be a wonderful initiative during this period of time to make someone happy.
A health screening helps detect disease early in people who look or feel well; it is different from diagnostic tests done when someone is already showing signs and symptoms of a disease. And, providing a free screening will spread the word for maintaining good health is crucial.
You can set up a health screening booth outside your office on this Giving Tuesday, where everybody is welcome for a free check-up.
3. Blood Donation Campaign
There substitute for human blood; all transfusions use blood from a donor.
Millions of people need blood transfusions every year. Some require blood during surgery, after an accident, or because of some disease that requires blood components.
On this Giving Tuesday, set up a blood donation camp and raise the voice for the cause. Blood donation has a lot of significance. It can save someone's life in a crisis, and also, reduce the doner’s potential risk of health problems.
You can organize a blood donation campaign in collaboration with some health experts and organizations. Keep in mind that the blood donation process requires and includes proper medical care during and after the donation. So, organize it accordingly.
You can also start a fundraising campaign to help a particular community. Seek and gather voluntary financial contributions by engaging individuals, businesses, charitable foundations, or others for support.
The best way to start a fundraising campaign is through social media campaigns. Select the cause you want to support on this Giving Tuesday, and it can be anything like helping the homeless or underprivileged children.
You can also collaborate with fundraising platforms. As technology and digitization have made it easier; here are a few fundraising platforms that you can choose from;
- Double the Donation
- Soapbox Engage
5. Wellness Workshops
Are you planning to host a workshop? This Giving Tuesday, arrange a wellness workshop for them, you love. 2021 has been all about health and well-being; the pandemic has already changed the entire personal and professional scenario.
But, to keep up with the challenges and setbacks, it has become important for workplaces to end this year with uprightness. Organizing a workshop for the employees' mental and physical health will be motivating to start better off in 2022.
6. A Gift Drive
Before the collection, a door-to-door gift flyers distribution or social media messages can make the initiative become a success. You can ask everyone to take the initiative, contribute, and collect gifts for the drive at the workplace.
The best way to arrange a quick gifting drive is through virtual gifting. Here are some ideas you might like;
- A Meditation subscription for those who seek mindfulness
- A personal self-care package
- Books for those who love to read
- Tea or coffee packets
- Pass for outdoor outings
- Healthy snacks
- An audio box subscription for music lovers
This holiday season and hashtag #givingtuesday outsource joy and generosity at the doorstep.
7. Host Events or Gatherings
The spirit of giving should not be limited to donation or charity. On this day of giving, you can also plan to host events like;
- Sharing kindness with your co-workers
- House-party or office party
- Exchanging sustainable gift or well-wishing cards
- Organize laughing gigs, casual hangout evenings, etc
- Support and give voice to a cause that matters
8. Organize a Food Drive
According to global data , more than enough food is produced to feed the global population, but as many as 811 million people remain hungry or without food.
Therefore, taking a positive step or action to eradicate hunger is good enough on this Giving Tuesday. Organize a food drive with your team members by collecting funds, donating meals, or preparing meals yourself and serving them.
Ask your team to participate and practice compassion and gratitude at this charitable event.
Giving Tuesday offers non-profit organizations an opportunity to move up by the new year. It provides organizations the time to attract and convert new volunteers and donors who are seeking to end the festive month and a year with the greater good.
According to Blackbaud, in 2020, Giving Tuesday yielded 2.5 billion dollars in total fundraising donations. Also, many non-profits could get volunteers, and many volunteers found organizations to work with on the particular Tuesday.
Ask your employees to volunteer and pass the gratitude message across the globe.
10. Rewards through Wellness Programs
Why not motivate your team this Giving Tuesday by rewarding them through wellness activities like a walkathon, walking meetings, etc. Employee wellness programs are essential today. Besides, a day like this can be a good one to adapt to a new lifestyle.
Providing rewards or incentives for participating or being active in wellness activities will encourage employees to adapt to a new lifestyle by 2022.
To make this 2021 Giving Tuesday memorable; plan something exciting and spread the kindness around you, engage everyone to fight against scarcity and try new things as a team. And, show the world that you care about everyone by posting it on social media.
With the above ideas, make your November 30 2021 Giving Tuesday the best so far. Boost your employee's morale and fuel this festive season with affection and warmth. And also inspire others to do good and make this event of the year more memorable.
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