Have you ever heard of Giving Tuesday? I just learned about it this morning. It’s a pretty good idea. Check it out:
It may be #CyberMonday, but remember that the best deal today, is the gift you can give tomorrow. As you shop for good deals, think about how you can donate those savings to charity tomorrow on #GivingTuesday! pic.twitter.com/3oJZvfTKaa— #GivingTuesday (@GivingTues) November 27, 2017
“We're a community development organization giving people in poverty the opportunity to earn a house by serving their community.”
I think we can all agree that’s a good thing. Tomorrow the Suns will be matching some funds.
Today on the blog we’re proud to announce that thanks to a brand new partnership with the Phoenix @Suns, every dollar you give this #GivingTuesday will be doubled up to $6,000. There's something it in for you, too - TICKETS! Needless to say, we’re excited. https://t.co/YoqbdqqOUj— 1MISSION (@1MISSIONorg) November 27, 2017
1Mission is hoping to raise $12,000 tomorrow. That would be enough to build two houses. If you donate $60 or more you’ll receive a pair of tickets to an upcoming Suns game. A $10 donation and your name will be entered into a drawing to win tickets to watch a game in a suite with three friends.
If you’re like me, and in many ways I hope you’re not, you’re largely against gift-giving during the holiday season. It’s an absurd societal contract we enter into and it’s nothing more than pushing money around. I hate it.
This is a good alternative. Be that guy. Donate a few bucks and tell your family you did this good thing on their behalf. It’s the Human Fund plan, but you know, real.
Also, do not forget that when you’re done giving you can give some more. Bright Side Night is drawing near and you can send a young Phoenix fan to their first Suns game. Save me the jokes about how bad the team is. Do you remember your first NBA game? I do. 1991, Indiana Pacers: 124 Dallas Mavericks: 108. I still have the program from that day. It was awesome. Here’s an embedded tweet to break up the blocks of text:
I like this plan, and I’m excited you’re going to be a part of it with me. Ditch the traditional gift exchange plan and give, give, give. Then give some more. Go Suns.