Because, aviously…

After spending a ton of money on Thanksgiving Thursday, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, it’s time for all of you to donate to charity on Giving Tuesday. The point is to take the money you saved on those days and give it back to people and organizations who can use it wisely.

Many organizations are running deals for Giving Tuesday, if you donate to them you can be entered to win products or matched donations.

From Forbes.com

From Forbes.com

There are websites devoted just to today, such as GivingTuesday.org, and if you read some of the articles they provide,  you’ll find pushes to make it a Nationally Recognized Day.

Here are a few ways you can give today and get the most out of your donation:

  • The Gates Foundation will be matching donations, up to $200K all-day, for the Shot@Life foundation, which helps give immunizations around the world.
  • The NASCAR Foundation will be giving free raffle entries for a Dale Earnhardt Sr. Prize Pack to anyone that donates more than $35. This organization is “dedicated to helping children learn how to win, both inside and outside of the classroom, through a variety of educational opportunities.”
  • (RED) and Bank Of America are teaming up to triple your donation! For every Dollar you give, BofA will give 2 Dollars. (RED)s goal is raising awareness and funds to help eliminate HIV/AIDS in Africa.
  • I will be matching donations today as well, details in a second. My friend Tova Medetsky will be running a half-marathon for charity (Yachad, an organization which provides services for individuals with special needs), and she is raffling off an iPad Mini for charity.
    All the details on the raffle are here, and I will be matching all raffles bought today, up to $500!

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