Now that Giving Tuesday is in our midst, women of varying ages and occupations are highlighted as they share concrete ideas or current activities that translate to post-election action. Timed after such highly publicized occasions as Thanksgiving and Black Friday, #GivingTuesday 2016 presents women the chance to show support or commitment to causes close to their hearts.
Leading the pack are celebrities who are passionate about certain issues that affect women and the world, like Emma Watson, Jennifer Lawrence, Katy Perry, Willow Smith, and much more. They represent their own generations and have become quite active articulating their views and causes on social media
Beauty and the Beast star Emma Watson recently shared at the Annual One Young World Summit in Canada how she made the “scary first step as an activist” not too long ago. Today, she has become so immersed in a wide range of activities that reach out to others to get involved. Her social media sites are updated with those activities.
The post-election scenario saw a number of celebrities continuing to inspire and motivate their followers. Katy Perry, known as a staunch Hillary Clinton advocate, tweeted, “Do not sit still. Do not weep. MOVE. We are not a nation that will let HATE lead us.”
Giving Tuesday 2016 Ideas From the Young, Rich & Famous
Jennifer Lawrence went out of her way to say that she wants to be positive. Here are excerpts of what the Hunger Games actress said:
“If you’re worried about the health of our planet, find out everything you can about how to protect it. If you’re worried about racial violence love your neighbor more than you’ve ever tried to before—no matter what they believe or who they voted for… If you’re a woman and you’re worried that no matter how hard you work or how much you learn, there will always be a glass ceiling, then I don’t really know what to say. I don’t know what I would tell my daughter if I were you. Except to have hope. To work for the future.”
Some celebrities falling in the younger age bracket likewise manifest that they can do something to make a difference in their communities. Willow Smith, 16, has moved out of the shadow of rapper-brother Jaden Smith, and has been active in causes that urge people to be kind to the planet.
When she tweeted “ANYTHING that I EVER do is geared towards the evolution and vibrational elevation of this planet through the inspiration of individuals,” one of the comments tweeted back was an affirmation along with the message, “millennials got 2 stick 2gether :).”
Simple & Innovative Giving Tuesday 2016 Ideas
Come to think about it, your contributions or ideas for Giving Tuesday 2016 need not be overwhelmingly massive. You may go online and check out what activities or campaigns some non-profit organizations are having. Feisty and fearless females can show solidarity in many innovative ways: volunteering to answer calls to help address and promote mental health; participating in traditional donations; urging our employees to align with causes, and so on.
The internet is teeming with advocacies. Across the world, Giving Tuesday 2016 ideas run the gamut from #GivingShoesDay campaign that asks for donations of shoes for women in need re-entering the workforce, to online auctions of unique purple purses designed by celebrities like Tory Burch and Kerry Washington, that will donate all proceeds to victims of domestic violence so they can be #FreetoWalk.
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