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

Tyra Banks Global Girls Alliance

Meek Mill and The Gathering For Justice

Ciara and Why Not You Foundation

Jimmy Kimmel and a Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Queen Latifah and #EmpireStarGivesBack

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.