Just like the retail division has Black Friday and the online shopping sector has Cyber Monday, Restore America’s Estuaries2015 Keep Calm graphic (along with others in the nonprofit sector) celebrates #GIVINGTUESDAY

#GivingTuesday™ (#GT) is a movement created to celebrate and encourage charitable giving on the Tuesday following Cyber Monday. The fourth annual #GivingTuesday is on December 1, 2015. In the same way that the retail sector takes part in Black Friday, and online retail promote Cyber Monday, we want the giving community to come together for #GivingTuesday.

#GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners— nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals—to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness.

As a national movement, #GivingTuesday unites nonprofits around the country by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.

It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company, or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a national (and even global) celebration of a new tradition of generosity.

When you consider supporting your favorite charities, we ask that you think about making a donation to Restore America’s Estuaries, before or on #GivingTuesday – December 1, 2015.  

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