Giving Tuesday 2019

What started as an idea by the cultural and community center 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation, has since developed into a movement around the world since 2012. Held every Tuesday after Thanksgiving, this 24-hour celebration embraces generosity in more ways than one by encouraging the power of giving back. And the best part is, everyone can participate. 

And whether you are an individual who just wants to help or an organization in need of help, everyone can do their part to not only make life better for those in need, but the world a better place also. With almost 100,000 non-profits participating (and you can search and check the full list here) in this annual event of giving, the time is now to help those in need. 

Today, I have decided to donate to the following organizations for Giving Tuesday:

Happy Jack Cats in Meridian, Idaho
Meridian Canine Rescue in Meridian, Idaho 
Take Me Home Dog Rescue in Eagle, Idaho
Boise Rescue Mission in Boise, Idaho
Idaho Coalition for Sexual and Domestic Violence in Boise, Idaho
Simply Cats Adoption Center in Boise, Idaho
Paws Rescue Inc. in Boise, Idaho
West Valley Humane Society in Caldwell, Idaho
Love Inc. (all across Idaho)

Additionally, I have also decided to donate to:

American Red Cross in Washington D.C. 
FIAPO in New Delhi, India
Gur Aasra Trust in Chandigarh, India
PETA in Norfolk, Virginia
PETA India in New Delhi, India 
Hindu American Foundation in Washington D.C. 

And I made additional purchases for food and other essentials for those in need at the Dollar Tree, Walmart, and Target.

It isn't hard to participate in Giving Back Tuesday. In fact, it is quite simple. All you need to do is use your voice to and for a higher purpose, donate your time to help the causes (or cause) you find interest in, give a little money to those causes, donate things you do not want or need to the causes, focus on the goal, share your talents and pursuits with the world, inspire those to give back, and be kind to each other. 

Happy Giving Tuesday! #GivingTuesday