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National Day Of Giving

Giving is an essential aspect of human life. Therefore, the National day of Giving, or Giving Tuesday, is celebrated every year to encourage that. Giving Tuesday benefits the community. Read on to know more about the day and giving!

When is the National Day of Giving?

National Day of Giving, or Giving Tuesday, is celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving every year.

National Day of Giving

Giving Tuesday Quotes

Help others without any reason and give without the expectation of receiving anything in return.
Roy T. Bennett

Always give without remembering and always receive without forgetting.
Brian Tracy

He who wished to secure the good of others has already secured his own.

Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Norman MacEwen

Giving money effectively is almost as hard as earning it in the first place.
Bill Gates

It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live.
Ethel Percy Andrus

Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
Erich Fromm

It’s easier to take than to give. It’s nobler to give than to take. The thrill of taking lasts a day. The thrill of giving lasts a lifetime.
Joan Marques

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
Maya Angelou

Charity Quotations

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Kahlil Gibran

No one has ever become poor by giving.
Anne Frank

What you keep for yourself, you lose. What you give away, you keep forever.
Axel Munthe

The way you feel about giving money to good causes has a lot to do with the way you feel about money.
Seth Godin

Happiness doesn’t result from what we get but from what we give.
Ben Carson

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Sometimes, those who give the most are the ones with the least to spare.
Mike McIntyre

Proverbs for National Day of Giving

The doorway to charity is difficult to open and even more difficult to close.
Chinese Proverbs

Happiness isn’t perfect until it is shared.
African Proverb

We can’t enjoy anything without someone to share the pleasure with.
Latin Proverb

Kindness is more binding than a loan.
American Proverb

Shared joy is double joy.
Norwegian Proverbs

Shared sorrow is half a sorrow.
Swedish proverb

The smallest good deed is better than the grandest good intention.
Japanese Proverb

Of no worldly good can the joy be perfect unless it is shared by a friend.
Latin Proverbs

The charitable give out the door, and God puts it back through the window.
Traditional Proverb

He who has no charity deserves no mercy.
English Proverb

If charity cost nothing and benevolence caused no heartache, the world would be full of philanthropists.
Yiddish Proverb

Acts of kindness may soon be forgotten, but the memory of an offense remains.
Traditional Proverb

When you do something wholeheartedly, you are not in need of helpers.
Japanese Proverb


A good deed is worth gold.
Dutch Proverb

Charity looks at the need and not at the cause.
German Proverbs

Kind words are worth much, and they cost little.
Traditional Proverb

An onion shared with a friend tastes like roast lamb.
Egyptian Proverbs

A willing helper does not wait until he is asked.
Danish Proverb

If relatives help each other, what harm can be done to them?
Ethiopian Proverb

A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you roses.
Traditional Proverb

Always remember that a smile is something sacred to be shared.
Cherokee proverb

See Mr. Rogers Quotes.

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Helping others is a secret to a happy life.

Open your heart to those in need.

Giving opens the way for receiving!

Helping others is a way we help ourselves!

We rise by lifting others. Live. Love. Help.

Share and be blessed.

Lend a helping hand!

Give to make them smile.

Do good for others!

Charity Begins at Home Captions

Your greatness is not what you have. It’s what you give.

Have the courage to give.

When action meets compassion, lives change.

Opening minds; changing lives.

Giving is not just about donating. It’s about making a difference!

Lighten the burden for others!

Believe in a better tomorrow.

Don’t delay; give today.

The joy of giving your best.

A work of the heart.

Because a child needs hope.

If you see a need, take the lead.

Doing good does you good.

Happiness comes from your action.

Get out there and help, even if just a little!







Consider reading the frequently asked questions and facts below to make sure you celebrate the day properly.

When was Giving Tuesday established?

In 2012, New York’s 92nd Street Y came in partnership with the UN. This, in turn, helped establish the National Day of Giving. The announcement came two months before the actual celebration and was meant to spread love and affection. It was even covered by Forbes, the White House official blog, Huffington Post, ABC News, and The Washington Post.

Which generation currently alive is most generous?

According to various surveys, the previous generations tend to be more generous. The Silent Generation (1928 to 1945), for instance, tends to be the most giving. The Baby Boomers, on the other hand, are least generous.

How do I celebrate the National Day of Giving?

You can give people some smiles or compliments to celebrate the day, thus improving their moods. Or, you can help out a friend or a family in need.

You may also volunteer at a shelter or give some donations to an organization. You can also contribute at an online fundraising site like Fundly, Classy, GoFundMe, and YouCaring. Finally, you can send polite messages to friends or help spread the word online on social media.

Fun Facts

1.) Women give far more gifts than men.

2.) The average donor’s age in the US is 62 years.

3.) In 2016 alone, charitable organizations in the US received $390.05 billion. Out of these, $282 billion came from individuals, while the rest came from foundations, endowments, and corporations.

4.) Over half of US donors give money to three to five organizations, and more than 15 percent give to even more.

5.) In 2016, over thirty-two percent of charity dollars went to religious causes. Also, eight percent of the total donations were raised online.

6.) Health and human services tend to be considered the most important charitable causes among men and women.

7.) December is the largest giving month of the year, with June falling close behind.

8.) From 2001 to 2011, donations over the world increased by over 240%.

9.) Giving money has significant effects on the mood, reducing stress and tension.

10.) People in lower and middle-income households give more money than higher-middle and higher-income families regarding their earnings.

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11.) Giving helps create a ripple effect by encouraging other people to do the same too.

12.) Australia receives the most donations from people from all countries. It is followed closely by Ireland and Canada.

13.) 3.6 million gifts were bought online for just the National Day of Giving in 2018!

14.) In 2017, over a million references to the day on social media with the hashtag #GivingTuesday.

15.) In 2012, for the very first celebration, over $10 million was raised. By 2018, the number had risen to over $400 million!


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