Officially celebrated in 42 countries, with people from over 150 nations participating, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. First conceived of in the US in 2012 to balance the post-Thanksgiving excesses of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the movement is fuelled by the power of social media and collaboration. In India, #GivingTuesdayIndia is celebrated every year on the Tuesday of #DaanUtsav , and is powered by GuideStar India. #GivingTuesdayIndia is particularly focused on online/digital campaigns that enable people to donate money.
#GivingTuesdayIndia 2018 falls on October 2, which also happens to be Gandhi Jayanti. Whether you come together with your family, your community, your company or your organisation, find a way to give back and share your ideas to inspire others.
Whether you are an individual, or part of a group, you can participate in various online campaigns, supporting causes you care about. Remember to use the hashtags #GivingTuesdayIndia and #DaanUtsav so that your act of giving strengthens the movement – creating a better India, and a better world!