Yesterday was Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday after American Thanksgiving that has since become a global movement for giving back. It was created in 2012 as a day to encourage the world to do good.
“Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbour or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give.” – givingtuesday.org
We often forget that giving back doesn’t have to be in monetary form. Being kind is an incredibly important way to do good.
Yesterday was a reminder to be kind. And the good news is there’s no time limit on kindness and goodness. The truth is we can all do things, in big or small ways, that are kind and good each and every day.
In honour of Giving Tuesday, here are some ways to give back and some good reads on the science of goodness. Have a wonderfully good day! xx, Amanda
retailers giving back today
#1 – Nordstrom – With each purchase of a Bliss throw, Nordstrom will donate to Operation Warm, a non-profit organization that provides kids in need with brand-new, high-quality coats so they can stay warm this winter.
#2 – Old Navy – Now through December 24th, for every in-store pickup or curbside order, Old Navy will donate $10, up to $1 million, to the non-profit partners who support its This Way ONward job opportunity program. The program provides young people with the jobs and mentorship they need to develop skills and confidence to succeed.
#3 – Madewell – Madewell is matching customer donations given on their website to No Kid Hungry through January 1, 2021, up to $50,000.
#4 – Everlane – A portion of all sales from the 100% Human Collection supports the ACLU’s efforts to defend human rights.
#5 – Alo Yoga – Alo Yoga is donating a portion of all sales to its non-profit, Alo Gives, which is dedicated to bringing movement and mindfulness to kids through free, Scholastic-approved videos.
#6 – Bloomingdales – Bloomingdales is supporting their long-standing holiday partner, the Child Mind Institute, in expanding clinical care to help families and communities meet mental health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Shoppers can help by rounding up purchases to the nearest dollar or making a donation at checkout.
#7 – Athleta – Now through January 31, 2021, Athleta is donating 100% of net proceeds, up to $300,000, from their sale of the VPL’s non-medical, adult masks to Fashion Girls for Humanity. This is a women-founded non-profit organization dedicated to helping communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
#8 – Aerie and American Eagle – These brands will donate 10 meals to Feeding America for every Real Rewards purchase in stores and online, up to 350,000 meals. You can also donate at checkout!
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Let’s chat! How will you give back today?
Feature image source: Priscilla Du Preez