You’ve heard of Black Friday, you’re now familiar with Cyber Monday (I know that because today is meant to break all the records of spending), but do you know about Giving Tuesday? Because it’s the most important day of all.

To get a bit of context, let’s read the official definition from the site:

It was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

Basically, to counter the fact that we’ve spent billions of dollars (with a “B”) on things you probably didn’t need for Thanksgiving, and the subsequent sales, this is a day where you can give something back to the community.

Charities use this as a day for setting targets and raising lots of money for those who need it most.

It’s your chance to feel good and make a real difference.

Who you should give to for Giving Tuesday 2019

Any registered charity that does something you believe in!

Find a good cause on a website like Charity Navigator and then donate as much as you can give. Giving to someone who needs it more than you is the best feeling ever, I promise.

I won’t tell you who to give to but I can tell you who I am giving to!

Who I’m giving to for this year’s #GivingTuesday

I’m the President of a Charity here in New York, Variety – the Children’s Charity of New York.

At Variety we believe that all children are special, so we help sick, disadvantaged, and privileged kids from all over New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut with special equipment to help them live, move, and grow.

If you don’t have anyone you’d like to give to, you can help us raise $4,000 to afford a new bike for a child in need, like Mikayla!

Mikayla Variety Giving Tuesday

We gave Mikayla a brand new bike last month and now she can be free to ride with her friends and build her core strength so that she can hold herself up and walk in the coming months and years.

Help us help more kids like Mikayla! Help us reach our $4,000 goal for #GivingTuesday!