Giving Tuesday: Celebs Show Their Support For The Generosity Day
Some of our most beloved celebrities are taking out time to encourage others to show generosity in honor of #GivingTuesday.
What is #GivingTuesday
This holiday, as its name implies, is a day dedicated to giving. It is known globally and has become quite famous in the last couple of years, thanks to social media and celeb involvement.
GivingTuesday comes up on the Tuesday, following the United States Thanksgiving holiday and other popularly known days, like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. As the yuletide season draws near, more people are usually in the spirit of giving, and this dedicated day gives them a chance to kick the season off with kindness and love.
Anyone can honor #GivingTuesday in several different ways: You can spend some time helping out in your local communities, or even donate to a charity of your choice.
Celebrities honoring #GivingTuesday
This year, a number of celebrities showed their support for #GivingTuesday via their social media pages and encouraged people to do more giving. The Twitter account @givingtuesdayuk shared a few pictures and posts from some well-known people, including Tim Daley, Richard Branson, Cara Delevingne, Emma Watson, Miley Cyrus, and a few others who chose to honor the day.
— Tom Daley (@TomDaley1994) November 29, 2016
— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) November 29, 2016
— Cara Delevingne (@Caradelevingne) November 29, 2016
— Arlene Phillips CBE (@arlenephillips) November 29, 2016
— Mama Twist (@MrsAnneTwist) November 29, 2016
— Martin Lewis (@MartinSLewis) November 29, 2016
— Sarah Millican (@SarahMillican75) November 29, 2016
I first met Alice in Zambia in 2012 & we celebrated #IWD2017 together. She’s an amazing activist who was once at risk of becoming a child bride, now leading #GirlGuardians for @Camfed. The UK Gov’t are DOUBLING donations to #EndChildMarriage https://t.co/ulsQVrZPmc #GivingTuesday pic.twitter.com/U8Ixx7UQ7c
— Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) November 28, 2017
Don’t miss your chance to hang out with me at the final #PieceofMe show in Vegas!! Donate to the Louisiana School Boards Association today for your chance to win!!!! ❤️ #GivingTuesday https://t.co/P0mZg0FGzP pic.twitter.com/noB9zRQGvq
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) November 28, 2017
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) November 28, 2017
It was not just the famous people who stepped up to celebrate the special occasion. The Twitter account also announced that several other people made a day of it by performing random acts of kindness whenever and wherever they could.
It has been an amazing day with so much support ❤️ from so many of you. We've witnessed so many acts of kindness and hope this remains in our everyday lives. Thank you and good night. ????#givingtuesday pic.twitter.com/b9H7hcO8A2
— #givingtuesday UK (@givingtuesdayuk) November 28, 2017
In one of their posts, they said, "It has been an amazing day with so much support from so many of you. We've witnessed so many acts of kindness and hope this remains in our everyday lives."
The season for giving
The point of having a dedicated day for giving is to encourage people to embrace the feeling. Taking a step out of your own life and looking at how you can help others is a fantastic thing to do. In a perfect world, people will do more giving every single day. But since that's not how it works, there's nothing wrong with setting aside one special day to do this.