Thursday, November 10, 2016


What is #GivingTuesday? #GivingTuesday is an annual international day of giving, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, this year on November 29, 2016. In the U.S. it builds on the momentum of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and encourages people to fit giving into these already established shopping days.

Our good friends at United Way of Metropolitan Dallas are bringing this growing international movement to Dallas! They will even be providing a special Big D Gives platform for #GivingTuesday. (We will add a link to that platform here, once it is up, so bookmark this page now.) However, they are taking #GivingTuesday one step further, and encouraging all of us to not only give money that day, but take impactful action. They are calling for as many (of what they are playfully calling) "impACTs" as possible throughout the Dallas area on that day.

So, we encourage you to take advantage of #GivingTuesday to: 

Now, don't worry, even if you can't give or register that day, you can before or after it. Our end of year campaign goes through, well, the end of the year, and registration for the Count goes well into January.

Since we are on the topic of Thanksgiving and the giving season, these two provocative and thoughtful blog posts from our good friend, Dr. Iain De Jong, are very helpful in understanding what type of giving and action is helpful and what type of giving and action is unhelpful in ending homelessness: Gobble, Gobble: Charity Instead of Action is for Turkeys, and An Open Letter to the Faith-based Group that Wants to Help People that are Homeless.

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