by Stephanie Scott, SPCAI staff
For years I wondered why the season of giving is kicked off by a day called Black Friday. There is nothing merry or bright about spending hours in line just to elbow your way past your neighbors hoping you score the best deal. But six years ago, my dismay was eased by the launch of Giving Tuesday. Finally, there is a way to start your holiday season off right: by joining a crusade of philanthropists all giving to charity on the same day.
Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Its purpose is to celebrate and encourage giving. It is a new holiday tradition and a movement in its own right.
Join us to celebrate #GivingTuesday on November 28th, 2017 by planning to include SPCA International in the gifts you make on that day. I hope you will plan to make donations to many of your favorite charities. If you start your holiday season with acts of generosity, you might just find this is the best holiday season yet.