Every year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, feds can be counted on to give millions of dollars and volunteer thousands of hours of their time to worthy causes. The Combined Federal Campaign, which runs through Jan. 15, 2022, is urging feds to join in.
Giving Tuesday is here—Tuesday, Nov. 30—a day that brings us the perfect activity, and antidote, to the shopping and, yes, consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Instead, it's about giving what you can to those who need it most.
For feds, that means you can go to one website and choose between thousands of different causes to donate to. Just visit the Combined Federal Campaign’s National Capital Area page, a federal employee portal to the day and the nonprofit behind it, GivingTuesday.
“On November 30, 2021, we’re uniting for a worldwide celebration of generosity,” as the campaign says on its website. “GivingTuesday is an opportunity for people around the world to come together through generosity in all its forms by sharing acts of kindness and giving their voice, time, money, goods, and advocacy to support communities and causes. “
“GivingTuesday reimagines a world built upon shared humanity and generosity…”
Every year, feds join in to give millions of dollars—and thousands of hours of their time—to make a better world. In fact, the program, created in 2012, gets support from hundreds of millions of people around the world.
“All fundraising activities and the funds raised on GivingTuesday are directed by each participating nonprofit organization and processed by the giving platform of their choice,” the group says, emphasizing that all gifting is directed at the charities you have selected. “All money raised on GivingTuesday goes immediately to the nonprofit or community organization that solicited the funds. GivingTuesday does not collect any fees.”
“Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts, and everyone has something to give,” the group notes.
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