Monday, September 17, 2012


Thanksgiving is  my favorite holiday. No presents. Lots of food. Unhappily it's followed  by "Black Friday" - that outpouring of retail frenzy - followed  by "Cyber Monday,"when the computer manufacturers, cell phone makers etc. unload the old  inventory and ring in the new. 

In an ambitious, well intended, possibly naive, but much needed new idea a small group of people (disclosure: I'm one of them) have started Giving Tuesday urging retailers and consumers to recognize the philanthropic  impulse that has always  inspired Americans by giving to the charity of their choice.

Please join us. Visit --

On Tuesday November 27, 2012, charities, families, businesses and individuals are coming together to transform the way people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. It’s a simple idea. Find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to join in acts of giving. Tell everyone you can about what you are doing and why it matters. Join a national celebration of our great tradition of generosity.

And together we’ll create ways to give more, give better and give smarter.

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