Today, 2nd December, is known as Giving Tuesday. This is a global day of giving following the festive season sales of Black Friday and the online shopping boom of Cyber Monday.

Giving Tuesday is an opportunity for people all over the world to show that it is good to give. This global movement is as widespread as The United States, Australia, Singapore, Canada, Latin America and Israel. The Giving Tuesday campaign is being launched in the UK by the Charities Aid Foundation.

The consumer-orientated nature of the festive season leads to an increase in waste, so Giving Tuesday is a great opportunity for a call to action for everyone who wants to give something back. This may be making a donation to a charity, volunteering your time to a group or having a clear out in order to donate items to a charity shop. It is an opportunity for charities to have a voice for promoting their good cause.

Here at Community RePaint, we’d like to encourage you to clear out your shed or under the stairs (wherever it is those paint tins may be lurking, following summer redecorating) and donate them to your local Community RePaint scheme. Please visit the Paint to Donate page on our website to find out where you can take your full or part tins.

Of course, Giving Tuesday doesn’t just have to be for today, why not make it last all week and give something back this weekend!

To find out more about Giving Tuesday, please search the hashtag #GivingTuesday or find out more here.

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