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10 ideas for how businesses can participate in GivingTuesday


If you can show generosity and share kindness, you have something to give!

GivingTuesday is about giving of all types. We can connect with our community through kindness and generosity. There are many ways businesses can be a part of this global day of generosity by using their platforms, talents and resources for good.

Participating in GivingTuesday is a great opportunity to do more for the causes you support and engage employees and your community. In many areas of the country, a GivingTuesday leader might be organizing efforts to rally the community. If so, connect with them to join efforts and amplify voices.

Here are 10 ideas to inspire your involvement in GivingTuesday:

1. Show gratitude and shine a light on your employees and customers thanking them for their support on your social media channels.

2. Partner with other businesses to help charities located in your community. Reach out to those charities directly to learn how you can help this GivingTuesday (and all year round).

3. Raise money for an organization or cause you and your employees are passionate about. Encourage your customers and employees to make donations. You can help drive their participation by matching their gifts with a donation from your business.

4. If you are a restaurant or grocery store, make a few extra dishes or package excess inventory and give to a local shelter or food bank.

5. If you have a storefront, coordinate a drive of specific goods and coordinate pickup with a non-profit that can get them to the right people or give to members of your community in need.

6. Share your giving story by posting an #UNselfie - a post on social media that shares a message about why you give back. Download the template here.

7. Create sidewalk chalk designs outside your storefront. Share messages about inspiring kindness or give love to your city/town. Share the photos on your social channels on GivingTuesday. Don’t forget to tag us #GivingTuesdayCa.

8. Join a local movement – they are already planning #GivingTuesdayCa activities and may have some ways you can join in. Search for a movement in your area.

9. Share kindness to another small business or a neighbouring store. Send them a card or invite them by for a coffee/treat on GivingTuesday – November 28th, 2023.

10. Use your social channels to share a story about who is inspiring you to help and why your community is so important to you. You don't have to create assets from scratch, check out the #GivingTuesdayCa logos and graphics page for downloadable assets.

Download the #GivingTuesdayCa Toolkit for Businesses and join us in this movement as we unleash generosity across Canada and around the world.



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