NATIONAL DAY OF GIVING – #GIVINGTUESDAY
National Day of Giving encourages giving back. It takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
After we’ve spent the weekend shopping and looking for the best deals possible, this day reminds us to give to those less fortunate. Whether we look to our favorite causes or charities, it’s a great reminder to lift others up during a generous time of year. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
HOW TO OBSERVE #GivingTuesday
Quite simply, take advantage of all the holiday deals to add to your charitable giving. Combined with your family, friends, local and national organizations and through the power of social media, Day of Giving can become a tradition worth passing on.
There are several ways to give.
- Set up a collection for non-perishable food at work. Deliver the collection to a local food pantry.
- Donate gift cards to a shelter.
- Collect new toys and donate them to children spending the holidays in the hospital.
- Make blankets for those receiving cancer treatment.
Share your giving ideas and use #GivingTuesday to post on social media.
NATIONAL DAY OF GIVING HISTORY
In 2012, 92nd Street Y in New York City created Day of Giving to bring focus to the charitable season in the wake of the commercialized Black Friday and Cyber Monday. More commonly referred to as #GivingTuesday, National Day of Giving harnesses the power of social media to give back around the world and throughout the year.
NATIONAL ROOF OVER YOUR HEAD DAY
Each year on December 3rd National Roof Over Your Head Day is observed across the United States.
National Roof Over Your Head Day was created as a day to be thankful for what you have, starting with the roof over your head. There are many things that we have that we take for granted and do not stop to appreciate how fortunate we are for having them.
All across our nation, there are many that do not have the things that necessary to everyday life. They may lack a roof over their heads, enough food to eat or clothes to wear. For those who have those bare necessities, it may be insufficient.
The day reminds us to appreciate what you have. This day follows closely after Thanksgiving, a day to be thankful. So just like Thanksgiving, be thankful for what you do have and always remember, that it is a better feeling than worrying about what you do not have.
HOW TO OBSERVE #RoofOverYourHeadDay
To celebrate, pick a name or two off of a Christmas Giving Tree and make someone’s holiday a little better. Volunteer at or make a contribution to a homeless shelter in your area. Your gift may help someone else be able to have a “roof over their head” tonight. Use #RoofOverYourHeadDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL ROOF HISTORY
National Day Calendar® continues researching the origins of the thankful and charitable day.
Get ready for World Trick Shot Day on the first Tuesday of December. The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, the originators of the trick shot, bring this celebration to give enthusiasts a chance to showcase their most impressive shots.
Like the Harlem Globetrotters, this day celebrates the trick shot. Every opportunity should be taken to capture your best trick shot. Demonstrate every twist, jump, and flip. Trick shots are not only entertaining, but they’re also inspiring. Gravity-defying feats of physics take trick shots to the next level. Be sure to share yours!
If you don’t perform trick shots, be sure to support someone who does. Cheer them on and offer to record their amazing attempts and successes. Where will your next trick shot be?
HOW TO OBSERVE #WorldTrickShotDay
Record a video of your best trick shot and post it on social media using the hashtag, #WorldTrickShotDay – We will be watching!
Share your #WorldTrickShotDay moves with the Harlem Globetrotters and find theirs on these social media channels:
World’s highest Slam Dunk- https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=324321551723225
855 Feet in the Air – Slam Dunk Baby! – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdsfMfRKVNk&t=2s
WORLD TRICK SHOT DAY HISTORY
The Globetrotters created World Trick Shot Day to give fans all around the world the court and celebrate with them all the amazing shots they too are capable of developing and performing!
The Harlem Globetrotters made their first shot in 1926 and have been leading innovators in the world of sports and entertainment since. They gained popularity with their on-court antics and amazing abilities on the basketball court. Today, the Harlem Globetrotters hold numerous world records for their feats and continue to push the limits of the game. They recently added a 4-point line, an innovation that is the first of its kind.
Recipe of the Day
Mexican Wedding Cookies
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total Prep: 25 minutes
Servings: 48 cookies
1 cup butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 – 3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350° F if using a shiny metal cookie sheet or 325°F if using a dull metal cookie sheet.
Cream butter and sugar together.
Gradually add flour.
Mix in nuts.
Place 1 inch apart on the cookie sheet.
Bake 15 minutes (350° F on a shiny metal cookie sheet or 325°F on a dull metal cookie sheet).
Allow to cool slightly then roll in powdered sugar.
When cookies have cooled completely, roll the cookies once more in the powdered sugar.
Store in an airtight container.
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