I know that everyone’s calendars were marked for Black Friday…Small Business Saturday…Cyber Monday…and now I sure hope that you are marking today December 2nd as GIVING TUESDAY and hopefully mark tons of days in the future with the same spirit. In case you haven’t heard of Giving Tuesday…here’s a little snippet from Wikipedia: #GivingTuesday refers to the Tuesday after U.S. Thanksgiving, which is the fourth Thursday in November. #GivingTuesday is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season. #GivingTuesday was started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation.
All I can say is that I hope this catches on like WILD FIRE! In the middle of the Holiday hustle and bustle sometimes we get carried away and have to take pause and be thankful for our lives and try to spread the goodness to others. Many of us do it all year round…but it is still a wonderful time of the year to spread more love. It doesn’t matter what you give…how much you give or where you give…just give of your heart and make the world a little bit of a better place! I am going to be giving loved ones some special stocking stuffers in the shape of a little wrapped box that holds a tag telling them that a donation was made to a special charity in their name…that is just one idea and I am sure you can think of many more! Pick the charity of your choice…donate your time to a Nursing Home…Animal Shelter…Children’s Group…Food Pantry…there are so many ways to help…just give from the heart.
You can find out more about Giving Tuesday on their facebook page…there’s another way you can help by spreading the word!
You can also help by purchasing from Companies that “GIVE BACK” by donating a portion of their profits to different charities!
Here are a few charities that I love and support (there is BIG NEWS coming in February so stay tuned) …share the ones you love in our comment section…anything to spread the word and keep Giving Tuesday going all year round!
Six Legs Foundation: I am in love with this new Animal Charity…they are simply amazing as they help people in need to be able to keep and care for their pets. This is a Charity to follow my friends…they are going to do BIG things for our furry friends. I will be sharing much more about them in the very near future…so stay tuned!
General InformationWe are a brand new non-profit organization formed for the purpose of providing financial assistance to dog owners in need. Our goal is to keep pets in loving homes and out of over crowded shelters!
Visit www.sixlegsfoundation.org to support us.
Help raise money for 6 Legs with a BarkBox subscription! Visit BarkBox.com/6Legs to get 10% off your purchase and BarkBox will make a $15 donation to our pups!
More info coming soon as we grow!
WebsiteAlmost Home Dachshund Rescue: A WONDERFUL Rescue that is near and dear to my heart because we have adopted 3 of the sweetest doggies from them…Pops and Basil and Mr. Jiggs …my family and I are thankful 10 fold! They couldn’t be a better organization. A community of Foster Mom’s and Dad that save and nurture these special long dogs back to health and find them perfect forever homes. Of course they are always in need of donations of supplies…medical treatment…a great place to give back.Feeding America: A great group with an amazing cause…feeding America. They will give you so many tools to help…
Best Friends Animal Society
This Group is AMAZING…they offer so many ways for you to help! Not only do they save and adopt tons of pets to safe and loving homes…they help in a million and one other ways…I LOVE their philosophy…”SAVE THEM ALL”
JOIN Best Friends and the no-kill movement
Once again… “SAVE THEM ALL” I hope I live to see that day!
Another wonderful organization that helps so many children world wide is
This is a fantastic organization that my family and I can speak of first hand. We have had a child for over 20 years and we truly know that it makes a real difference…we receive updates…correspondence…hand drawn pictures…health records and more…it is the REAL DEAL!
Here is a great rescue of all breeds and mixes…
“Giving the homeless and unwanted the second chance they all deserve – with a focus on those with special needs.”
Street Tails Animal Rescue (STAR) has been a foster-based rescue for nearly 10 years, initially operating out of The Chic Petique and run by owner/founder Lindsay Condefer. STAR has been pulling dogs out of the city shelters for a decade, many of whom were/are in need of medical attention that they could not get at the crowded city shelter.
STAR’s mission is to help the homeless, and unwanted animals within the local, Philadelphia area by helping them receive proper medical attention, educating the public on the importance of spaying and neutering, and by placing these animals in suitable, compatible, and most of all, loving homes.
These are just a few of the 100 of thousands incredible charities out there…find one that you care deeply about and if you can…give them a little support in any way …a little bit goes a long way and never think that you can’t make a difference because you can.
Let’s make GIVING TUESDAY and every day event!!!
Check out The Cottage Market Facebook for more great ideas for Giving Tuesday.