If you spent your weekend deal hunting and stocking up on holiday gifts, you’re already ahead of the game. Now’s your chance to be a little charitable this season too. Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Here at Family Circle, we’re inspired by all the ways we see our friends contributing—and making it easy for everyone to get involved. Here, a few ways to give without even leaving your house!
For the fourth straight year, PayPal is teaming up with the 92nd Street Y, the founder of #GivingTuesday, to set a Guinness World Record for the “most money raised online for charity in 24 hours.” Starting today and for the rest of this month, PayPal will match 1% of every donation made through the PayPal Giving Fund. Pick your cause from thousands of charities that accept PayPal donations, and do your part.
Want to spread a little holiday cheer and give back at the same time? Purchase one of Air Wick’s Life Scents Holiday candles, sprays, wax melts or plug-in oils, and you’ll be helping them with their Give the Gift of Home Campaign. Air Wick will donate $250,000 through a portion of their profits to benefit families in partnership with Habitat for Humanity International. Check out a great video about the campaign here.
As part of their #GladtoGive initiative, Glad is partnering with One Warm Coat, a national nonprofit providing coats to people in need. If you have a gently used jacket or other clothing items, consider filling a Glad bag and scheduling a pick-up at your home. Cleaning out your closet has never been easier—request a free Glad ForceFlex bag here and Glad will help you find a charity near you.
T.J.Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods have launched their Bring Back the Holidays program, a Twitter campaign focused on bringing friends and families together for this special season. Today and for the rest of this week, follow @TJMaxx, @Marshalls and @HomeGoods for the opportunity to enter to win their Gifts to Give Back coupon, redeemable for giving back to five selfless and inspirational people who are always giving of themselves. Five winners will be selected to receive a special holiday delivery filled with unique gifts that focus on the person who’s opening the present, not what’s inside the gift box.
What are you waiting for? Go ahead and give! Share your contribution on social media with the hashtag #GivingTuesday.