Monday November 22, 2021
While the holiday season is about festive feasts and creating memories with loved ones, it’s also about spreading cheer through generous acts. Have you heard of Giving Tuesday? This global movement that takes place every year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving is about encouraging people around the world to be more generous and give back to their community.
Searching for ways to brighten someone’s day or give back this holiday season? Check out these simple ways you can put a smile on someone’s face, and some organizations you can help on Giving Tuesday.
Second Harvest of the Greater Valley
The Second Harvest of the Greater Valley’s mission is to fight hunger by distributing food to those in need in their local communities. This non-profit accepts food donations from distributors and individuals, and relies on volunteers to serve the community. To find out how you can donate your time or money, visit their website.
Animal Rescue of Tracy
The Animal Rescue of Tracy is a non-profit group that improves the lives of abandoned animals throughout the community of Tracy. To learn more about how you can help homeless cats and dogs find their forever home, visit their website.
Boys & Girls Club of Tracy
Since it opened its doors in 1989, the Boys & Girls Club of Tracy has been a cornerstone of the community. Serving around 2,500 youths annually, the Boys & Girls Club offers a safe and positive environment for young people to enjoy after school, during holiday breaks, and summer vacation. To learn more about how you can support this local program by volunteering, visit their website.
Random Act of Kindness
Don’t have time to volunteer at a local non-profit organization? Show kindness to a stranger by paying it forward. When buying your morning coffee, purchase a drink for the person behind you. Prefer to show kindness without spending a dime? Compliment a coworker on their work performance, or send a positive text message to five of your loved ones.
While it’s important to show kindness to others, it’s also important to be kind to yourself. Leave a note for yourself on your bathroom mirror, or spend 30 minutes doing something you love today.
We hope these ideas help you celebrate generosity and show kindness for Giving Tuesday and every other day of the year!