3 Ways to Give Back Beyond Giving Tuesday

Thinking about getting involved in the #GivingTuesdayCa movement this holiday season? Here are 3 easy ways to give back on December 2nd and beyond. 

1. Clear The Clutter

Looking to clear out clutter before family and friends invade your home for the holidays? Donate any items you don’t need anymore to The DI. They accept clothes, furniture, small appliances – any item that will help their clients succeed in day to day life. Items must be in good condition.

2. Give Your Time

Volunteer your time and skills to your favourite cause by contacting us for our current volunteer opportunities. If you’re looking for more, expand the search through Propellus’ volunteer opportunities. It’s also possible to move beyond the holiday season and give your time and skills in exchange for some amazing art at events like Timeraiser, scheduled to happen Spring 2015. 

3. Invest Your Savings

Invest some of the savings from your Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals in your community by supporting LINKages! Sites like Canada Helps make it easy to donate to your favourite charity or cause with a couple clicks. Alternatively, be a do gooder and stand #United4YYC by contributing to United Way of Calgary and Area, who are just about to finish their annual campaign drive. Did you know, you can dedicate your United Way contribution to a specific United Way-funded agency like LINKages? 

Whichever way you choose to get involved in Giving Tuesday, be sure to publicly show your support for the movement by taking a selfie with a caption showing how or why you are giving this year. Post to social media using the hashtags #UNselfie and #GivingTuesdayCa to share the love.