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Old 11-28-2018, 12:55 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I like to be specific in my donation. Donated to the fire in California recently. Plus I donate to the arts. Nothing about Tuesday makes me change that.
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Old 11-28-2018, 01:00 PM
 
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Donation Tuesday? The only mandatory donation day I see is April 15. Everything else is optional.
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Old 11-28-2018, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Central Connecticut
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Nothing. My husband and I donate money, items, and time (mostly to local causes) throughout the year.
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Old 11-28-2018, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Portal to the Pacific
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Donation Tuesday? The only mandatory donation day I see is April 15. Everything else is optional.
That was funny.

Seriously, the person who invented this must have had one helluva guilt trip. Spent a four day weekend being indulgent and gluttonous and ended up feeling bad about it on Tuesday. But more like the marketing departments of the NGOs and charities trying to capitalize on trailing end of the spending spree...
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Old 11-28-2018, 06:01 PM
 
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A local dog shelter.
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Old 11-28-2018, 06:45 PM
 
Location: The South
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I gave equal amounts to:


Homeless shelter run by a distant acquaintance


Org. that helps the homeless locally


Org. that provides free "summer camp" type experiences for disabled adults (friend's son goes there)


GoFundMe for local girl with rare disease trying to get a mobility dog.
We always buy groceris on Wed. And we paid our state tax, alway do.
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Old 11-29-2018, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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$200 check to my local food bank. It was a coincidence that it was done on "giving Tuesday" however.
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Old 11-29-2018, 09:55 AM
 
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I do not donate money to large organizations because I have no interest in the majority of it going to "administrative costs" or allowing someone else to decide what my donation will pay for. Every time I see a "Text a message to [phone number] to give $10 to [whatever cause], it shocks me that people would do that. Who knows where all that money is going. Maybe I'm cynical but I'm okay with that.

I'm very choosy when donating clothing after giving some very nice stuff-- some brand new-- to a large organization and then reading a piece about the people sorting it pilfering it so it never got to the intended recipients.

My donations are all to local causes like animal shelters: blankets, cages, food, etc. and I give food to local pantries who put it right on the shelf and invite those in need to come by and pick up things they need. I want to hand the items to the actual people who need them or in the case of the pantry, will keep the items on site for local folks to receive them. I belong to a FB group for a particular health issue and when one of the members needed supplies, another member offered to send them to her (not prescription or anything not on the up and up) if she paid the postage. The member turned down the offer because she did not have the money to pay for shipping. So I paid it for her and she got her supplies. That is the kind of giving that I do.
I agree with this. I used to review IRS form 990 to vet organizations and was shocked at the salaries and expenses some organizations pay out . . . particularly management salaries, travel expenses to expensive locations for "meetings", consultants etc., fundraising expenses for marathons, etc.

I think this "giving Tuesday" is something that professional fundraising groups have leveraged for marketing.

Charitable giving is something I budget for and generally do throughout the year.
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Old 11-29-2018, 11:15 AM
 
Location: northern New England
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I also donate throughout the year, but as I did not participate in Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, or Cyber Monday, I felt I should do SOMETHING. ;-)


Good thing the economy is not depending on me and my ilk.
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Old 11-29-2018, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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First I've heard of Giving Tuesday. Is this a thing?
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