Giving Tuesday

By Meredith Ayan, Executive Director

The Giving Tuesday movement has been growing each year since it began in 2012 and represents millions of dollars generously donated to non-profit organizations around the world. It is an important day for SPCA International, but not just because of the donations that help save animal’s lives around the world.

Giving Tuesday is about celebrating a great American tradition of generosity in a world that seems increasingly disconnected. As someone who works across international borders the global demonstration of giving is particularly heartwarming for me.  

Intrinsically tied to Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday helps us kick off the holiday season by considering how we can take an active role in making the world a better place and gives us a chance to stand with others who care about the same causes.

This year, I hope you’ll consider starting the holiday season with a donation on Giving Tuesday. No matter how small, Giving Tuesday donations make a difference. When millions of people make donations on the same day, they are speaking with one voice to tell others they care.