Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea, a day that solely focuses on encouraging people to do good. Held on the Tuesday following the Thanksgiving holiday each year, the date was built on the concept of the power of a singular day of global generosity to transform local communities. Individuals and companies alike have joined the cause, with an estimated $2.7 billion raised in the United States alone in 2021 on Giving Tuesday.
Since its inception 10 years ago, Giving Tuesday has grown into a year-round global movement that has inspired hundreds of millions of people to give, volunteer and celebrate generosity. And giving doesn’t have to mean financial donations. Donating your time or lending your voice to a cause that’s personally important to you counts, as well. Every act of generosity counts and means something to the communities around you!
How does Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance celebrate Giving Tuesday
This year, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance celebrates its sixth year participating in Giving Tuesday. Each year, employees vote for their favorite Indiana-based nonprofit organizations. The three charities with the most votes each receive $5,000 in honor of Giving Tuesday.
In an effort to continue to support these organizations that are near and dear to our employees’ hearts, we hope you’ll take a few moments to learn more about just a few of these charities in our Indiana communities.
- Joyful Journey provides compassionate and loving adult day service that preserves the dignity and well-being of every visitor and provides encouragement and support to every caregiver.
- Pink Heart Rescue is a rescue for blind and deaf dogs with a focus on the double merle gene.
- Community Harvest Food Bank seeks to alleviate hunger and its causes through food donations and other resources.
- Special Olympics Indiana uses the power of sport as a catalyst for social change, working to end discrimination and empower people with intellectual disabilities to reach their fullest potential.
How can you get involved in Giving Tuesday?
Did you participate in Giving Tuesday this year? Remember that you don’t need a special day or a lot of money to give back. If you have a few hours to spare, you can volunteer with an organization or for a cause that’s personally important to you. Many companies, like Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, also provide paid volunteer time to their employees during the work week.
Remember, giving back comes in many forms. You can check in on a neighbor who lives alone, buy a coffee for the person behind you at the coffee shop, bring a meal to an overwhelmed new mom or simply make it a point to be kind and pleasant with those you encounter in your day. The world can always use a little more of that—and it doesn’t cost a cent!