A Dash of Gratitude

We’re in the final stretch! 2020 is quickly coming to a close, and the race of year-end activities is beginning. This year, there is less time between Giving Tuesday and the end of the year. We’ve come up with a few ways to help you harness your thankful heart and make the most of this significant time.

Get Ready…

Giving Tuesday marks the beginning of the charitable season and falls on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year it will be on December 1st, which means we’ll have less time to make a big impact in our communities. Learn more about this global movement here.

Don’t worry, we’re still on the starting block, and you’ve got some time to plan your 2020 charitable giving. No matter your situation, it is easy to think of ways to spread joy to those around you, and this year more than ever, every little bit counts!

Get Set...

One of the best parts about Giving Tuesday is how it brings individuals and organizations together to create a more powerful movement and transform communities across the world. Everyone knows there is power in numbers. Establish momentum for your charitable campaign by enlisting the help of family and friends!


And you’re off! Just like a relay race, the efforts of one member can create greater success for the team. Get the giving season started on the right foot by spreading a little kindness in your community. Give of your time by helping elderly neighbors run errands or complete a few chores. Lend your voice by promoting local organizations to your social media community. Donate money or goods to local charities. There are countless ways to make a difference! Get inspired and find activities in your local area here.

Don't Forget the Kids!

The holiday season presents a perfect opportunity to teach our kids to have a thankful heart and care for those less fortunate. Check out these tips for fostering charity in children.

In your end-of-year sprint, don’t forget to take the time to give thanks and give back. And be sure to consider your favorite charities during your 2021 budgeting. By designating one of your high-interest SmartyPig savings accounts for charity, you’ll benefit from competitive interest rates and reach your giving goals even faster!

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