9 last minute ideas for Giving Tuesday 2019

Giving Tuesday is a day of global giving, a day when millions of people right across the world come together to celebrate and support the good causes and communities that mean so much to us all.

If you want to do something great on Giving Tuesday but don’t know what to do yet, check out our list of 9 last minute things you can do on 3 December to get involved in the global generosity movement.

Don’t forget to share your ‘something’ on social media using the hashtag #GivingTuesday!

1 – Make a #GivingTuesdayPledge and commit to doing something new, improve on what you already do, or continue with your current generosity activities. This could mean giving a small monthly donation to a charity or setting aside time each month for volunteering.  Together, all these pledges will combine to make a world of difference to so many lives. You can browse our #GivingTuesdayPledge gallery for ideas.

2 – Donate food to your local foodbank. Pick up a few items on your lunch or after work and drop them in to your local foodbank – you can find your nearest one on The Trussel Trust website.

3 – 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.

4 – Double your donation this Giving Tuesday by making a donation via The Big Give Christmas Challenge.

5 – Sending Christmas cards this year? Why not buy a box of charity Christmas cards, or donate the cost of the cards and postage to a charity instead. Remember to send a text message to all your family and friends letting them know you’re not sending cards this year – don’t want to disappoint Granny!

6 – 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.

7 – Share your #MyGivingStory on social media and show people how many ways there are to support good causes and how easy it is.

8 – Sign up to payroll giving so you can support your chosen charity all year round.

9 – Check out the #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media and share some of the posts from your favourite charity on the day, help them amplify their voice!