Giving Words

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is widely recognized as "Giving Tuesday." The point of this social movement is to encourage people to give instead of get, and it's cleverly timed to follow the gluttony (both culinary and commercial) of Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday has become an important fundraising event for charitable and nonprofit organizations around the world.

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  1. philanthropist
    someone who makes charitable donations
    The philanthropist said he chose the local nonprofit to benefit because “we’ve all been afflicted by cancer.”Seattle Times (Oct 13, 2017)
  2. generosity
    the trait of being willing to give your money or time
    He was known for his positivity and generosity, both in terms of charitable giving and mentorship.Seattle Times (Nov 22, 2017)
  3. benevolence
    disposition to do good
    As the Arnold Palmer tributes continue to pour in, one universal theme continues to emerge: his benevolence, compassion and generosity toward others.Golf Digest (Oct 4, 2016)
  4. charitable
    relating to or characterized by voluntary giving
    Now, she and her daughter are regular church­goers, and she says the sermons have challenged her to think more deeply about her charitable donations.Washington Post (Nov 21, 2017)
  5. donor
    a person who makes a gift of money, property, etc.
    From Nov. 15 to March 15, donors can put coats, hats, scarves and other outerwear on the statues so that those who need the clothing will have a warmer winter.Seattle Times (Nov 13, 2017)
  6. selfless
    showing concern for the welfare of others
    There have been desperate pleas for help, selfless displays of courage and moments of humanity amid unfathomable disaster.New York Times (Aug 28, 2017)
  7. aid
    the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need
    Congress has approved more than $50 billion in aid in response to a series of devastating hurricanes.Washington Times (Nov 25, 2017)
  8. thoughtfulness
    kind and considerate regard for others
    The idea is to show how small acts of thoughtfulness add up to make a big difference.Washington Times (Nov 12, 2017)
  9. altruism
    the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others
    But perhaps the most inspiring altruism has come from Texans who have opened their homes and businesses as shelter to thousands of people.Salon (Aug 30, 2017)
  10. compassion
    a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering
    “Our big thing is to show compassion to these families and to help others in need.”Washington Times (Oct 25, 2017)
  11. empathy
    understanding and entering into another's feelings
    But we are imbued with empathy, a quality that moves us to help the less fortunate.Washington Post (Nov 25, 2017)
  12. volunteer
    a person who performs work done by choice
    Barbera organized a food and supply drive, where earlier this month volunteers in Virginia collected blankets, canned food, toiletries, socks and other items for care packages donated to the shelter.Washington Post (Nov 23, 2017)

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