02 December 2014 :: #GivingTuesday refers to the Tuesday after U.S. Thanksgiving. #GivingTuesday is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season. #GivingTuesday was started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a response to commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season ( Black Friday and Cyber Monday).
Date Tuesday after U.S. Thanksgiving
2013 date December 3
2014 date December 2
2015 date December 1
2016 date November 29
Related to U.S. Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Buy Nothing Day, Cyber Monday, and Christmas.
In 2014, the GivingTuesday movement, launched the GivingTower. The GivingTower is a partnership between 92nd Street Y, the United Nations Foundation, and Crowdrise. Every donation in the GivingTower represents a brick in the virtual Tower.