Words by: Kevin Keise
Thanks to the variety of post-Thanksgiving discounts, holiday shopping has become a time of ultimately saving with the deals happening on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. So in a giving effort, many well-known stars celebrated a new holiday that’s not so well-known. It’s called Giving Tuesday.
Giving Tuesday, which is only in its seventh year of existence, is the Tuesday following Thanksgiving that focuses on charitable donations. Many celebrities took it to Twitter to share their end-of-year giving using the hashtag #GivingTuesday.
Michelle Obama and Global Girls Alliance
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) November 27, 2018
Tyra Banks Global Girls Alliance
— Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) November 27, 2018
Meek Mill and The Gathering For Justice
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) November 27, 2018
Ciara and Why Not You Foundation
Happy #GivingTuesday! In celebration of @DangeRussWilson‘s upcoming 30th birthday our @WhyNotYouFDN set out a goal to raise 33,333$. You guys helped us do this rather quickly! Now we have a new goal of 45k!! Let’s go! Why Not Us Change a Child’s Life? #ThankfulFor #WhyNotYou pic.twitter.com/9vWi94FfxH
— Ciara (@ciara) November 27, 2018
Jimmy Kimmel and a Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
The doctors, nurses and everyone at @ChildrensLA Hospital do incredible work, whether patients can pay or not. They train doctors who go on to work at hospitals all over the country/world. Please consider donating here – https://t.co/LYZBEeOfTx #GivingTuesday
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) November 27, 2018
Queen Latifah and #EmpireStarGivesBack
I wouldn’t be where I am today without a great arts education. If you’d like to support the arts this #GivingTuesday, it’s as easy as a RT. Or thank your favorite teacher using #EmpireStarGivesBack. FOX will donate $2 for every post, up to $50k, to support arts education programs pic.twitter.com/7N5jhsr2dp
— Queen Latifah (@IAMQUEENLATIFAH) November 27, 2018
This relatively new and charitable holiday started in 2012 by the team at the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at the 92nd Street Y, with the goal of encouraging people around the world to give back. For more information, visit www.givingtuesday.org.