You know Black Friday.
You’ve heard of Cyber Monday.
But you can really get into the spirit of the season this year with #GivingTuesday, a national movement around the holidays dedicated to giving back.
As Thanksgiving now marks the kickoff to the Holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday aims to inspire charitable activities and giving to non-profit organizations. Taking place Dec 2– the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national sense of holiday giving. Similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days synonymous with holiday shopping, #GivingTuesday will motivate people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities and give back to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world.
This #GivingTuesday we hope that you will consider supporting Joslin. Joslin is a non-profit organization, which means everything we do—all the research into causes of and treatments for diabetes, all the content we produce to make sure you’re up to date on diabetes, and all the care we provide to make sure you’re the healthiest you can be with diabetes—depends heavily on donations and gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, all of the donations and funds we receive are directed towards arriving at our vision of “a world free of diabetes and its complications.” We are certainly thankful each year for our dedicated group of donors and volunteers that allow Joslin Diabetes Center to run as successfully as it does, and we are supporting the #GivingTuesday movement in the hopes of spreading excitement and passion for our mission and vision.
Participation in #GivingTuesday can take the form of donations, volunteer service, or even something as simple as spreading the word. Please be sure to visit www.joslin.org and our social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the others featured above and to the left of this post tomorrow, Dec 2. You’ll get a look into this premiere diabetes organization, and how Joslin operates to move closer to our vision of a future without diabetes.
Please visit giving.joslin.org/givingtuesday to make a donation today!