Giving Tuesday takes place on the Tuesday directly after American Thanksgiving, which in turn takes place on the fourth Thursday of November. Giving Tuesday was created to help the “giving season” get started, reminding people that there is more to holidays than consumerism and commercialization.

Giving Tuesday was created when two organizations, the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation came together in 2012, about a month before that year’s Thanksgiving. Their intention was to set aside a day that was all about celebrating the generosity of giving, a great American tradition.

To celebrate Giving Tuesday this year, we are raising funds to assist our Young Professionals in taking on a collective initiative to support financial education! Young Professionals from all groups in Florida and Alabama will be contacting lawmakers, hiking the hill, and facilitating reality fairs, leading up to Financial Literacy month! Please consider donating the amount you would spend on a cup of coffee! As an extra bonus, our friends at Confluent Strategies are matching the first $500 donated! This campaign will only run today, Giving Tuesday, so donate NOW! Click here and then “pledge now.”  Thank YOU for giving back!