Today is #GivingTuesday

What is #GivingTuesday?

Created by The 92nd Street Y, a non-profit community and cultural center based in New York City, Giving Tuesday uses the idea of a marketed “holiday” to encourage the public to think about giving in a different way.

From the website:

“‘We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. This year help create #GivingTuesday™, the giving season’s opening day.

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.” helps you support non-profit organizations with every purchase.  Celebrate #GivingTuesday this year by purchasing a rain barrel for someone you care about.

You can learn more information about #GivingTuesday by visiting the official website here.