4 Things You Need to Know About #GivingTuesday

A day for giving back after giving thanks

#1 What is it?

#GivingTuesday is a national day of giving to kick off the giving season on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have Giving Tuesday (November 28 this year), a day dedicated to giving back. Whether it’s some of your time, a donation, gift, or the power of your voice in your local community, GIVE!

#2 When did Giving Tuesday start?

Giving Tuesday began in 2012 and has grown into a global movement that celebrates and supports giving.

#3 What sort of an impact does Giving Tuesday have?

In 2015, Giving Tuesday raised $177 million in philanthropic donations online from donors in 98 countries. In 2016, Busted Halo had its BIGGEST day of donations ever on Giving Tuesday! Because of Giving Tuesday generosity, we were able to have an even greater impact and reach people like never before through new articles, videos, podcasts, and ministry resources.

#4 How do I get involved?

This one’s easy: GIVE. Here at Busted Halo, we’re kicking off our Holiday Fund Drive, and generous donors have offered to combine efforts and triple any donation you make on Giving Tuesday. If you appreciate the spiritual nourishment you get here at Busted Halo — through our website, videos, podcasts, radio show, and, coming in December, our Advent Calendar — then we hope you’ll consider making a gift. Busted Halo’s spiritual outreach has a particular urgency at this time of year. While the rest of the world is focused on the commercialism of Christmas, we bring you back to the true meaning and spiritual importance of the Advent and Christmas seasons. These meaningful experiences can’t be bought on Black Friday or Cyber Monday.