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What is Giving Tuesday?

Inspired by the idea to unite people through giving, the global movement #GivingTuesday was created in 2012 by the team at the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at the 92nd Street Y — a cultural and community center in New York City.

Directly following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday harnesses the power of social media to connect and encourage people around the world to give back to their communities during the holiday season. Givers are invited to take action however they feel inspired to -- through donations, volunteering, advocacy, acts of kindness and more. Anyone can be a part of Giving Tuesday, including families, individuals, companies and organizations.

To further celebrate and encourage giving, the movement asks participants to share their stories or ideas on social media using the hashtag #GivingTuesday, bringing together a community of givers from around the world.

When is Giving Tuesday?

This year, Giving Tuesday 2018 is November 27. Each year, the movement inspires people to take action on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. 

On Giving Tuesday, join us here on habitat.org and on Habitat’s social channels to find out how you can give Habitat a lift this year.