Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become a part of the holiday calendar for many people, but most of us agree that there is more to life than buying things. Thus was born Giving Tuesday, a day devoted to giving thanks for what we have and making donations of time and money to organizations and causes worth supporting.
With the help of social media (follow #GivingTuesday on Twitter for all the latest activity), the movement to recognize November 27, 2012 as Giving Tuesday is really gaining momentum, so we thought we'd join in by offering a few ideas for how you can help pets in particular.
Official Giving Tuesday Partners:
Giving $50 to the Animal Birth Control Clinic spays or neuters a pet in need, thereby helping control the pet population, and Pet Project Inc. is a no-kill animal shelter that has saved nearly 6,000 pets to date.
Hurricane Sandy Recovery:
The storm is over but people and pets still need help. The ASPCA has been working hard these past few weeks and welcome all Giving Tuesday donations. They even have a Web Thrift Store this year where you can post unwanted items, people can bid on them, and the proceeds go to helping animals.
If you take a moment to look around, you'll probably find a worthwhile shelter or charity in your area that would be grateful to hear from you today. Here in Austin, TX we support Austin Pets Alive, Emancipet and the Austin Animal Shelter, all life-saving forces who work tirelessly to help the animals of central Texas. What are your favorite local pet orgs?
Happy #GivingTuesday, everyone! Feel free to add to our list of worthy pet organizations in the comments or on Facebook.