As a non-profit supporter, you’ve probably heard the buzz about #GivingTuesday and may be asking “What is this day all about?” #GivingTuesday started in 2012 and is observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. More than just a day on the calendar, #GivingTuesday is a movement that inspires giving back in contrast to Black Friday and Cyber Monday that promote consumption of all things holiday related. It is often referred to as the opening day of the holiday giving season.
Last year, more than 85,000 organizations in 98 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday. More than $177 million dollars were raised online with an average gift size of $107.69. This global initiative has transformed the holidays with hope. It has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that have brought about real change in communities. Businesses, charities, and families promote this as a day to give back.
The amazing organization that Merino Wealth Management has chosen to support this year is the Girls Who Invest program, which focuses on education, industry outreach, accessibility, and career placement to inspire and support young women to become tomorrow's leading investors. #GivingTuesday is Tuesday, November 27, 2018; who will you be giving to this year?
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