Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving, a day to do something for charities. You can give your time, give some money, donate something, buy something, or campaign for something. Giving Tuesday is one day to make a world of difference and we’re asking you to do something!

If you haven’t already got your Giving Tuesday ‘something’ planned, here are 10 last minute ideas to help you make a difference! Don’t forget to share your ‘something’ on social media and use the #GivingTuesday hashtag.

 

1. Browse wish lists. Lots of charities create wish lists on online shopping portals or on their own website, for items that they need. ‘Tis the season – buy something for a charity.

2. Support your favourite charity or discover a new charity. Find out what your favourite charity or newly discovered charity is doing for Giving Tuesday, get in touch with them to see how you can support them. You can search charities by area and cause on the Charity Commission website.

3. Shop more. There are lots of online shopping portals that make a donation to charity with every purchase, like Giving Tuesday partner Give As You Live. There are alternative portals listed here.

4. Buy some food. Contact your local foodbank and ask if they are running low on particular items, pick it up the next time you are out doing your food shopping and drop it off at the foodbank.

5. Find a campaign and write to your MP. Lots of charities need your support in raising the profile of issues that face their service users. It only takes a few minutes.

6. Give some money. Make a donation to your favourite charity. Even better, make a regular donation by setting up payroll giving through Give As You Earn or a direct debit.

7. Charity Christmas cards. Buy your Christmas cards from a charity shop this year, or donate the cost of the cards and postage to the charity instead. Remember to let all your friends and family know via text message if you’re not sending cards this year – you don’t want to disappoint Aunt Molly!

8. Give a charity gift. Give a charity gift this year as a present, it can be anything from seeds & tools, a school pack, a kitchen starter pack, to a village well! Lots of charities such Concern, Trócaire and Save the Children have lots of charity gifts to chose from.

9. Buy Fairtrade. Buy a gift that directly supports people in need. Lots of charities and retailers offer fairtrade items for sale, this can be anything from jewellery, food, children’s toys to homeware items.

10. Talk about Giving Tuesday. Tell your family and friends about Giving Tuesday, challenge them to do something on the day. Together we can make a world of difference. #GivingTuesday