History of GivingTuesday
GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. GivingTuesday is now an independent nonprofit and a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
GivingTuesday recognizes that we each can drive an enormous amount of positive change by rooting our everyday actions, decisions, and behavior in radical generosity—the concept that the suffering of others should be as intolerable to us as our own suffering. Radical generosity invites people in to give what they can to create systemic change.
Positive Directions - The Center for Prevention and Counseling is participating in this year's GivingTuesday on November 30th to raise money for our organization and help inspire our community to get into the giving spirit. Giving isn't always a monetary donation; sometimes, it is a kind act of volunteering your time or helping a neighbor. With all that's happening globally, we can bring together our community through generosity.
Here at Positive Directions, we have many different programs you can donate to including a Treatment Fund established to help those struggling to afford their treatment; community prevention and education programming; support groups; and/or a teen & young adult online resource: TurningPointCT.org. We encourage everyone to celebrate GivingTuesday and every Tuesday to participate in kindness and giving. While we hope you choose Positive Directions as your charity on the 30th, here are some other ideas for how you can make a difference on GivingTuesday, https://www.givingtuesday.org/united-states/ideas/