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Giving Tuesday: An International Day of Giving

While you're planning which bargains to hunt on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, don't forget to budget to give back this holiday season! The Tuesday following Thanksgiving is a new holiday known as #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday is an international day of giving that kick-starts the charitable season. This year, start your holidays off right by giving to charities such as Keep Texas Beautiful, either in your own community or around the world. Entering its sixth year, #GivingTuesday has harnessed the power of social media and community to create real change in communities everywhere. By effectively using the internet to raise money for philanthropic causes, the #GivingTuesday movement has achieved incredible results. According to USA Today, the movement raised over $168 million in 2016 alone. Through this monumental effort, #GivingTuesday brings together individuals and communities, businesses and nonprofits, and different countries around the world. Want to know more about #GivingTuesday and the movement's history? Click here to visit their website.

This year at Keep Texas Beautiful, our #GivingTuesday campaign is dedicated to uniting communities across Texas and helping them rebuild in the wake of the intense destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey. 100% of donations will be granted to affiliate communities to rebuild and revitalize local regions. Your donations will go towards supplying our community affiliates with clean-up supplies, as well as replenishing supplies that were destroyed during the storm. In addition, grants will be awarded to community affiliates to fund community restoration projects, such as garden replantings and park rebuilds. Remember, if you donate on November 28th, share your donation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media platforms with the hashtag #GivingTuesday and invite others to do the same! The more people spread the word, the more others will be likely to donate – and the more good will be done in the world. 

Interested in donating? Click here to donate to the Rebuilding Texas Fund.

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