As I am sure most of you know today is Giving Tuesday, traditionally the most generous day of the year!
Just for your knowledge, Giving Tuesday is a movement to create an international day of giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season. It was started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a response to commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season aka Black Friday.
Personally I have a problem with this sort of day. Of course there is nothing wrong with rallying together for one massive day of giving. But is this really creating positive change from the lens of the donor? Or is this more of a cash grab for charities?
Why do most individuals only give one day of the year? Is it because this is when they are asked and emailed the most? Why can’t we give throughout the year? Why can’t we educate or kids and adults that it is okay it give small amounts throughout the year that will amount to a respectable charitable impact?
Play Better was created for a number of reasons. One being to teach individuals to give throughout the year in an reward fact pattern. The true act of giving and being benevolent should be something practiced throughout the year and donors should be able to give one their own terms. Not just on one day of the year.
Play Better teaches kids and parents to be benevolent every week, isn’t this the true meaning of being charitable?
As the Play Better program continues to grow so will the number of charities, families and players impacted. Every weekend Millions of children play sports across our country. Play Better believes that everyday we should be using this vehicle to go out there and make a difference, creating better players, people and, communities, is the true power of sport.
I would love to hear how Play Better impacted your season? Leave your comments below and share some success stories.
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