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Holiday consumerism aside and remember Tuesday is for the less fortunate – CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Between Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday, the past few days are all about holiday shopping. Third, it’s about service.

As CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge reported, Third Giveaway exactly what the name suggests – a chance to give back.

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“It’s a day created simply to encourage people to do good,” said Celeste Flores, community director for the Giving Tuesday group.

Volunteering your time, donating money and/or being kind to someone, that’s what Cho Tuesday is all about.

This idea was started almost 10 years ago by a few employees at 92 Y Street those who find the last days of November to have been influenced by consumerism, such as Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber ​​Monday.

“Tuesday is yet to be confirmed. It is a day to focus efforts on humanity, generosity and gratitude,” Flores said.

On Tuesdays, you’re encouraged to support the causes that matter most to you, like the volunteer Duddridge saw helping with food delivery in Brooklyn.

More than 80 countries participate, along with thousands of charities and businesses.

Natalie Mackey, CEO of Winky Lux, said Tuesday is as significant for the makeup company as Cyber ​​Monday. It donates one percent of all its Tuesday sales to charity.

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“We chose this year’s Million Dollar Women’s Fund. Unfortunately, female entrepreneurs get 2% of venture capital. This organization is really addressing socioeconomic change through helping women entrepreneurs,” said Mackey.

A black-owned coffee brand, Black and Bold, is also donating 5% of its sales and hosting a pop-up bus outside the Barclays Center ahead of the Knicks-Nets game. refer basketball fans to charities.

“Initiatives include eradicating youth homelessness, eliminating food insecurity, as well as developing career skills,” says Pernell Cezar.

Purpose is to make “purpose popular”.

“Hello Tuesday. It gives us the opportunity as a company, as a society, to prioritize giving back to the community the organizations and individuals that need it most,” said Rod Johnson.

In 2020 alone, Giving Tuesday raised $2.4 billion for charity.

“There is nothing wrong with doing Give Tuesday, if you are giving your heart, generosity in a way that makes sense to you,” says Flores.

Advocates encourage people to share how they’ve helped on social media, saying it’s not “bragging”. Instead, it also has the ability to inspire others to give.

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For more Give Ideas on Tuesday, please click hereand share with us how you helped brighten someone’s day on social media. Please don’t forget to tag @CBSNewYork.

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2021/11/30/giving-tuesday-92nd-street-y-volunteerism-giving-back/ Holiday consumerism aside and remember Tuesday is for the less fortunate – CBS New York

Aila Slisco

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