Giving Tuesday: A Global Day of Giving

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As the holidays approach, it’s easy to get caught up in a whirlwind of shopping, gift giving, and partying. After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s time we turn our focus to giving. While we may be overwhelmed and busy with holiday shopping and planning, it’s important to also give back to the less fortunate during this season. Giving Tuesday is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (November 27, 2018), although acts of generosity ought to be happening year-round. Each year, #GivingTuesday is the opening day of the giving season.

Giving Tuesday is a global movement focused around paying it forward all over the world. Anyone, anywhere can give back in a way that’s meaningful to them.

How can you participate in Giving Tuesday? Whether you donate as an individual, get involved as a board, or come together as a community, there are many ways you can pay it forward this time of year!

The REALTOR® Foundation of Iowa contributes thousands of dollars to housing assistance and community involvement programs, and promotes other programs across the state that help keep Iowa a safe and attractive place to live. The RFI® provides an excellent way for REALTORS® and friends of the real estate industry to help Iowans facing great challenges. All contributions are tax deductible. Find an option that's right for you. Visit theRFI®page to learn more!

You can also support the REALTOR® Foundation of Iowa just by shopping on Amazon. Visit smile.amazon.com and choose REALTOR® Foundation of Iowa. A donation will be made to the REALTOR® Foundation of Iowa for making a purchase. Don't forget to bookmarksmile.amazon.com for all future Amazon purchases.

Looking to spread the love locally this season? Pick up a shift in your home town to Ring the Bell for the Salvation Army on December 7th! Make an impact at the local level and get a group of friends to participate. Find your Iowa community’s Ring Day spothere.

In the spirit of generosity at the national level, consider donating to the REALTOR® Relief Foundation, a program that supports families affected by disasters. Recently, funds donated and assistance have been given to victims of Hurricane Florence and communities impacted by California wildfires. Donate now!

Every act of kindness counts! Share with us how you are giving today and everyday by using the hashtag #IowaRealtorsGive. There are so many different ways to give back - get creative!

For more ideas, visit theGiving Tuesday website.