December 5, 2013 By blogging

The Spirit of Giving

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We hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving, filled with family and food!

Hot on the heels of Black Friday and CyberMonday, we want to focus on the counterpart of these infamous days: #GivingTuesday. While Black Friday generated stories about shoppers of horrific proportions, it was so refreshing to see a day of giving as opposed to selfishness. 

A social media phenomenon, this year’s #GivingTuesday was incredibly well received and promoted by everyone from college students to Bill Gates. If you aren’t familiar with what happened on Tuesday, #GivingTuesday’s mission is to create a national day of giving at the start of the holiday season, encouraging charitable activities supporting nonprofit organizations. You could donate to any cause close to your heart, with the hashtag #GivingTuesday. 

You may also have seen the #UNSelfie hashtag popping up all over social media. Another aspect of #GivingTuesday, people were encouraged to share their reasons for donating by taking selfies explaining the cause they supported and why.

#GivingTuesday reminds us of the reason for the season, and seeing the unselfish giving by so many kicked the holiday cheer into high gear. To give back this holiday season, our office will be celebrating PJ Day! For a $10 donation to Easter Seals Greater Houston, you can go to work in your favorite pajamas.

How did you celebrate #GivingTuesday? We’d also love to hear your Black Friday stories or best CyberMonday deals. Share with us on Facebook and Twitter!