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Giving Tuesday Putting Joy into the Season

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You've heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Even better is #GivingTuesday - a global rally for great giving today (December 2, 2014). I'm glad you all scored some great deals and we were happy to share them. But now, it's time to focus on the real meaning of the season.

#GivingTuesday encourages people to share their own giving stories and favorite giving moments or organizations. I'm sharing two of my favorite charities and telling you a little about why I love them AND I'm going to be participating in a fun twitter party today at 12noonET.

Here's where we choose to give. First let's talk about BabyBuggy.org. Four times a year the Momtrends team has a morning of service. We head to the NYC headquarters of Baby Buggy to sort and assembly donations. We take a HUGE mound of clothing like this...

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and turn it into tidy bundles for families in need. Designated community service organizations place "orders" with Baby Buggy by size--the clothes are ready and waiting. It's a great place to donate clothing and gear from your own family.

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Since you might not be able to volunteer tomorrow, there's another way to give. Use your social media powers. 

Let's say you didn't get all your shopping done. Why not let your dollars do some extra good. For #GivingTuesday Shop the holiday gift guide from Every Mother Counts,“The Gift of Motherhood" (everymothercounts.org/shop).

EMC is the non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, founded by Christy Turlington Burns. Her organization has some amazing AND fashionable partners who are offering a big incentive to shop. 

Learn more at www.givingtuesday.org and click JOIN. Then plan some ways, big and small to make a difference!

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