In honor of the upcoming #GivingTuesday on Tuesday, November 28th, I am inviting the entire Zenspirations® community to join me in making a difference in the world.
If you aren’t familiar with Giving Tuesday, it’s a global giving movement which connects “diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving.” This is a Zenspirations drawing I did in 2012, the same year that #GivingTuesday was started:
In 2015, 98 countries participated in #GivingTuesday, collectively raising $177 million for worthy causes. This incredible generosity was fueled by the power of more than two million social media engagements. If there is a cause you believe in– especially one that you support through the gift of your time, talents, financial and material donations– #GivingTuesday is an opportunity to promote your favorite cause and help them reach their fund-raising goals.
In addition to millions of individual donors, many corporations are participate in #GivingTuesday. Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are BIG supporters of #GivingTuesday, and this year have each pledged to match up to $1,000,000 in funds raised for nonprofits via Facebook— up to $50,000 per nonprofit and $1,000 per Facebook fundraiser.
Here’s how the Zenspirations® community can help promote #ZenspiredGiving:
I love the thought of ‘Zenspired Giving’ where our community shines a light on causes we care about, and inspire others to make a difference in the world by giving! It will be fun to see how many #ZenspiredGiving hashtags we can generate this week.
Click the link below to DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE ZENSPIRATIONS THANKSGIVING LEAVES COLORING SHEET.
Like many people, I keep a gratitude list, and one of the things I am especially grateful for is the connection I have forged with members of the Zenspirations® community. I feel incredibly blessed to be part of this creative, caring and compassionate community, and am continually inspired by the creative work and heartwarming stories which are shared in the Zenspirations Create, Color, Pattern, Play Facebook Group. Here is my Thanksgiving wish for all the Color & Creativity Enthusiasts in my life: