COLLEGE PARK, Maryland — In the United States, Thanksgiving is followed by heavy shopping days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And for the past seven years, Giving Tuesday has been celebrated the Tuesday after that.
According to the givingtuesday.org website the observance was first celebrated in 2012 and was created to kick off the season of giving.
Over the past seven years, citizens worldwide have participated in the event, where organizations, foundations, companies, brands, politicians, and celebrities encourage people to donate their time and money to causes important to them via social media with the hashtag #GivingTuesday.
The #GivingTuesday hashtag is flooding social media feeds today and several Maryland organizations are using the campaign to draw attention to their causes.
#GIVINGTUESDAY NEWS: We‘re now funding callers from anywhere in MD and individuals coming here to seek an abortion. Maryland is a frequent destination for people from around the region and across the country who need abortion care. Donate: https://t.co/vPPlLzzVhI. #FundAbortion! pic.twitter.com/6JA2qSPqto
— Baltimore Abortion Fund ✨💕 (@BaltimoreFund) November 27, 2018
When you make a donation today to Special Olympics Maryland, your gift will be MATCHED — but only until the midnight deadline, so don’t wait! Use this link to donate right now and have your gift go twice as far: https://t.co/U5iNKzPU6U pic.twitter.com/fBETGaAixc
— Special Olympics MD (@SpOlympicsMD) November 27, 2018
— Meals on Wheels MD (@mealsonwheelsmd) November 27, 2018
— MMEA (@MMEA_Maryland) November 27, 2018
— MD Right to Life (@MDRight2Life) November 27, 2018
— ACLU of Maryland (@ACLU_MD) November 27, 2018
Join us this Giving Tuesday and together we can do more to protect survivors in Maryland.
— MDNetworkAgainstDV (@MNADV) November 21, 2018
— MdPesticideEdNetwork (@MdPesticideNet) November 26, 2018
Planned Parenthood of Maryland has one mission for 2019: ensuring everyone has access to the reproductive health care they need — no matter what. Find out how you can use Facebook to support us on Giving Tuesday! https://t.co/wWi9GNw0R3
— PPMaryland (@PPMaryland) November 19, 2018
24 HOUR COUNTDOWN!
Calvert County, Maryland – let’s get ready for #GivingTuesday. Make your donation at 8A and Facebook will DOUBLE it! Watch the video for instructions – #givingtuesday #togetherwecan https://t.co/gqS1Tn2BSD
— EndHungerInCalvert (@EndHungerCC) November 26, 2018
In just one week nonprofits across Frederick will come together for Giving Tuesday! Join the movement and #GetYourGiveOn for a better Us by supporting the Y. Visit —> https://t.co/sqUCiuVpy2. #YMCA #GiveBack #GivingTuesday #Frederick #FrederickMD #Maryland pic.twitter.com/HTRiTFTvu0
— South County Y (@SouthCountyY) November 21, 2018
On Giving Tuesday, support Maryland Coastal Bays and enjoy delicious wine and oysters while you’re at it. https://t.co/W7O2lEOd6k
— OceanCity.com (@OCFun) November 24, 2018
Next week on Giving Tuesday, UMSSW hosts its inaugural Philanthropy Day. We are seeking your support for two programs-Promise Heights and the Library Project. Be a catalyst in maximizing our impact within West Baltimore neighborhoods! #UMSSWPhilanthropyDay https://t.co/3gxoU7CivW pic.twitter.com/MuhdojmX0W
— U of Maryland Social Work (@mdsocialwork) November 20, 2018
Donating to the local organizations is a great way to get involved on Giving Tuesday. Tell us how you’re getting involved today by tagging #GivingTuesday and @CNSmd.