If you didn’t know, today is Giving Tuesday – a global day of giving. We know you’ve done a lot of holiday shopping now that Thanksgiving has passed, so now is the time to give to a great cause! Together we can make a difference in our local community, in honor of Giving Tuesday, we encourage you to shop our collection of Blooms 4 A Better Bmore. When a signature arrangement is purchased, we donate 50% directly to their worthy organization. There are plenty of local organizations to choose from.. or just choose your favorite arrangement!

Want to know more about Giving Tuesday? We’ve quoted everything there is to know directly from their site! If you haven’t already, this is the year to get involved!

“Entering its seventh year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.

Created by the team at the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at the 92nd Street Y—a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around the values of service and giving back—#GivingTuesday connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. A team of influencers and founding partners joined forces, collaborating across sectors, offering expertise and working tirelessly, to launch #GivingTuesday and have continued to shape, grow and strengthen the movement.

#GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners— nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals—to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness.

As a global movement, #GivingTuesday unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.”