Giving Tuesday is an online campaign that was started back in 2012 as a way for people to give back after the excessive shopping during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Giving Tuesday which is often referred to as #GivingTuesday, marks the kick-off of the holiday giving season through a global giving movement that inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities.
Last year, millions of people in 98 countries came together to support charitable causes and helped to raise more than $177 million online to support a variety of organizations.
“Give with meaning this holiday season and join with people around the globe to make an impact on #GivingTuesday,” said Tamica Smith Jeuitt, the Mississippi Region’s Director of Communications, for the Mississippi branch of the American Red Cross. “Every gift counts, no matter the size. Please consider making a financial donation, giving blood or platelets, or signing up to become a Red Cross volunteer today.”