Giving Tuesday

12-01-2014 10:41 AM

Have you noticed that Black Friday and Cyber Monday have now morphed together? And they now start the entire week before Thanksgiving? Some stores are even open on Thanksgiving Day now!

I’m not really complaining. I love a good deal. And shopping has always been one of my favorite pastimes.

But even I realize the irony. On the very day set aside to be thankful for what we already have, we are making plans to buy more.

Perhaps that’s why Giving Tuesday debuted two years ago. It’s a global initiative encouraging others to give back.

If you’re reading this blog, I’m pretty sure you already give back. Thank you. You are making a difference.

And as we enter into this giving season, would you consider giving an extra gift to The Mary Kay Foundation in honor of Giving Tuesday?

You can even make the donation in honor of a friend or loved one with this specially-designed holiday card. When you make a gift to The Mary Kay Foundation, you can also rest assured that it will be just the right size, the right color and will never get returned or exchanged!

As Mary Kay Ash used to say, there’s no donation too small. Somebody’s dollar is going to be the one that finds a cure for cancer or keeps the shelter open. It might as well be yours.

Stacy Graves loves being a contributing editor of The Mary Kay Foundation, where she sees firsthand all year how it makes a difference for women across the United States.