In this age of rampant consumerism, some people are trying to reclaim the true spirit of the holidays. That is the thrust of Giving Tuesday, which started at the 92nd Street Y a few years back
Today is Giving Tuesday — a national movement intended to encourage donations to charities and volunteerism.
Thanks to the 92nd Street Y, a new holiday tradition has emerged called Giving Tuesday — a national online day of donating.
Holiday traditions like Black Friday and Cyber Monday are about what you can get, but Tuesday kicks off a new tradition — about what you can give.