During last days and weeks you have been victim of massive media blitz whose aim was to persuade you to consume. If you survived the #Blackfriday and #CyberMonday fever, today your moment has finally came.
This week we dedicate our weekly newsletter to #GivingTuesday – the global movement aimed at promoting and increasing good stuff for charity and solidarity - with some tips on how to feel good vips thanks to altruistic acts. The initiative arose in New York in 2012 and was promoted by the ONG 92Y Street and United Nations Foundation as an reaction to Black Friday and Cyber Monday that have been boosting uncontrolled consumerist attitudes in occasion of Christmas time.
There are many ways to join #GivingTuesday. For instance you can donate to social projects by raising money for solidarity scopes; you can encourage donations to non-profit organizations and last but not least you can spread the word through social networks (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) using the hashtag #GivingTuesday and by doing so providing visibility to solidarity projects and dissuading other people, companies and organizations to do the same.
From Goteo as a non-profit organization advocating to improve society we want to be at the first line and we invite you to participate to the solidarity marathon and donate through Goteo drop by drop. It will be very easy for you as the great majority of projects in Goteo fosters the values of reciprocity, proximity and intercooperation. Anyhow, today we would like to help you to make your gesture of solidarity come true. Therefore you will find below several social projects that specifically promote solidarity initiatives.
As every reciprocal action, this is not just about giving but also about receiving. You can easily see that each of these projects has defined collective returns and pledges as a way to reward you for your generosity. As if this is not enough, we remind you that your donations in Goteo are certified by our foundation and all of them pay you back in your income tax declaration until 75% if you declare in Spain. Furthermore you can make a donation and later decide which project you’d like to support through your Goteo Virtual Purse. No one could have done better!
Let’s explore the following projects and celebrate together with all the people helping today the whole meaning of the verb “to donate”. And do not forget to use the hashtag #GivingTuesday in your social networks to encourage your friends to join the movement!