Giving Tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday, “a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.”

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

Earlier this month, I set up recurring donations to Planned Parenthood, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the ACLU. Today, I’ve added Lambda Legal and the NAACP to my list of recurring monthly donations.

As before, it’s not a lot at once; $5/month to each of them, for a total of $25/month in donations. But I know I can comfortably do that, every little bit helps, and it will add up over time.

If you’d like to donate — one-time donations or recurring — but aren’t sure where to go, in addition to those above, this is a good list of worthy organizations that can use support.

Edited to add: I also volunteer for Norwescon, donating time throughout the year to help produce this Seattle-area science-fiction and fantasy convention, and have done so for most of the past decade. It’s a different focus than the organizations listed above, but it’s an organization I’m very glad to be a part of. Keep local organizations in mind as you look for ways you can help your communities.