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How to help transform lives this Giving Tuesday

How to help transform lives this Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global movement designed to shine the spotlight on organizations that are dedicated to doing good things in the world and helping others. Created in 2012, the idea behind Giving Tuesday is to get people involved in helping others and giving. 

Too often, the holiday season is all about the gifts you get and give. Commercialism is a huge complaint around this time of year – and with good reason. Since this year is already going to be drastically different, why not make some other changes in approaching the holidays. Make changes that can improve the world and maybe even change a life. Changes that you can continue into the future, long after the pandemic has disappeared.

How to be a part of Giving Tuesday

There are many different ways you can be a part of this incredible day. First, mark your calendar for December 1st, 2020. Then try to make it more than an annual effort. See if there are other days where you have the time to give to others and do something that makes a positive change in the world.

Support a charity

One of the most obvious ways to show your giving spirit is by writing a check or sending money to a charity. This is a quick and easy way to make a difference, and we can’t discount how valuable those financial gifts are. They’re what keeps charities running and allows them to help others.

Participate

Check out your local charities and see if there is something you can do to help. Your local St. Vincent or Goodwill could probably use some help getting inventory ready to sell. Is there a local soup kitchen that you can volunteer with? How about committing a little more time and joining a local mentoring or Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Whatever charities you like, contact them and ask if they can use your help.

A simple act of kindness

If you’re not able to write a check and don’t have time to volunteer, then how about a random act of kindness? Holding a door, telling someone you appreciate them, lending a hand – these are all wonderful ways you can make the world a better place. These acts of kindness become a good kind of contagious. You can be the spark that lights the world.

Spread the word

Share your favorite charities' good deeds on social media. Encourage others to support Giving Tuesday. The more you spread the word, the more people will hear and be incentivized to do something and make a difference. Even if people don’t act, their awareness is crucial and can make a bigger difference than you realize.

Support business that support charity

Imagine being able to buy the products you trust and love and know that you’re also doing a good deed. Hair La Vie is dedicated to giving you the gorgeous hair you want, but we also give back. 

We have selected four amazing charities, and we’re committed to donating a portion of every sale to them. That’s right, every single time you make a Hair La Vie purchase, you’re actually giving a little to the following charities:

Global Fund for Women. This group is dedicated to promoting gender justice across the globe. Through a movement-led approach, they emphasize success by providing money, resources, and decision-making power to women, girls, and all marginalized people.

KIVA. KIVA is designed to help people find the financial support they need to change their lives. This is done by crowdfunding loans, not charity – but loans. By lending as little as $25 to the person of your choice, you can support their business, their investments, and their dreams. You become a real part of the solution, and you get your investment back.

Save the Children. This charity is designed to make a difference in the lives of children. Whether it’s giving them much-needed medication, food in times of crisis, or supporting their educational needs, since 1919 this group has been dedicated to giving every child a future.

Heifer International. The threat of hunger and starvation is on the rise with COVID-19 causing problems around the world. To help fight hunger, Heifer International takes a multi-pronged approach that focuses on: economic development, environmental sustainability, food security and nutrition, risk mitigation and resilience, and women’s empowerment and social capital.

Final thoughts

Giving Tuesday is a wonderful way to make a difference in big and small ways. It’s also a nice reminder that some of these things we can, and should, be doing more regularly. Even using your favorite hair care products can be something good you do for the rest of the world. 

Selecting Hair La Vie products is the natural way to boost your hair health and appearance. It delivers everything you want to look your best and have that amazing hair you’ve always dreamed of. Then, simply knowing that a portion of your purchase is going to these wonderful charities that work to support women and children and to make the world a better place is the icing on the cake.

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