As the year comes to a close – the holiday season is here! Now is the time for to see those we love, exchange gifts and goodies, and create memories. It’s also a great time to reflect on the year, our accomplishments, and how we can help and support others.
This weekend starts the official gift-buying portion of the season. But alongside Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday is a day of gifting that has a heart-warming addition: Charity Sunday. This Sunday, November 25th, is a day when holiday shoppers can put their spending to good use by supporting charities, non profits, and causes. It’s an opportunity to open your wallet and your heart to purchase gifts in a way that will also help others. The intent behind Charity Sunday is to highlight good causes that offer items that people can purchase to support a great cause. And, by buying an item from these causes – you’ll be donating right to the cause and other fundraisers that will really make a difference. You can also give a donation in your name or a loved one’s name. Not only will you be finding a unique gift – you will also be giving back. It’s definitely a give/give and win/win situation – and one that will last long past Christmas morning.
One great example of a community participating in Charity Sunday is The Great Bowel Movement – Awareness for Crohn’s & Colitis. TGBM is participating in Charity Sunday, by offering 10% off your purchase with the code “CHARITY”, not just on Sunday but the whole shopping weekend! Use this code on our online store from Friday, November 23rd through Monday, November 26th. So you can buy something from their “products that inspire” store and give back. Pretty awesome, right? We thought so too.
You can also help support the event by sharing Charity Sunday with your friends, families, and followers. You can feel free to use this Facebook cover (Thanks to Megan Starshak for sharing with us!) to promote your own Charity Sunday event. You can use this image on your Facebook Timeline, Twitter, or Tumblr with this image that shows you’re supporting the cause.
Are you participating in Charity Sunday? We’d love to hear how you are getting involved! Comment here, share a note on our Facebook page, or tweet us @wegohealth – and we’ll help you share the Charity Sunday love.