Give Back on Giving Tuesday: The Season of Giving is Being Reinvented
Nov 27, 2012

After the longstanding tradition of being thankful for anything and everything on Thanksgiving, the shopping spectacle begins in a flurry with Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now, a new movement that encourages giving back has emerged. Giving Tuesday is a simple idea: after giving thanks and finding great deals, why not give back?

The instigator for Giving Tuesday is 92nd Street Y, a nonprofit cultural institution and community center in New York City. The organization’s 139 years of experience has brought Giving Tuesday a strong base. The United Nations Foundation has joined as a partner, bringing even more attention and emphasis to the project.

Kern Community Foundation, which just celebrated National Philanthropy Day on November 14th, agrees with the spirit of Giving Tuesday. The Foundation’s simple mission matches the ideal of giving back: Growing Community. Growing Philanthropy. As described by President and CEO Jeff Pickering, “[The Foundation] is known as a home for local philanthropists, as a results-oriented grantmaker and as a trusted community leader. Since its establishment in 1999, the Foundation has grown to hold more than 100 charitable funds with assets of more than $15 million, and has awarded more than $8 million in grants to improve Kern County’s quality of life.”
Now, on Giving Tuesday, Kern Community Foundation encourages individuals and families to give back to the community they live in. To find or learn more about local charitable organizations by name or field of interest, visit our online Nonprofit Search. You can then click the “Donate Now” button to support the nonprofit. All donations made towards nonprofits are tax deductible.

Read or listen to the NPR story about Giving Tuesday here.
Learn more about Giving Tuesday here.

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