“â€ª#â€ŽGivingTuesdayâ€¬ is a shopping day with a twist: Youâ€™re not hunting for bargains, youâ€™re hunting for ways to give back.” – Bill Gates
Why We Give
By Bill & Melinda Gates
Thanks for taking a break from your holiday shopping to take a look at #GivingTuesday.
Everyone has their own reasons for giving back. For us, itâ€™s simply about making the world a more fair and equitable place. We know we were very lucky to grow up where we did, when we did. We believe everyone deserves the chance to live a healthy, productive life. Those are the values we learned from our families, and theyâ€™re why we started our foundation.
In our work, we come across a lot of great organizations doing inspiring work in the U.S. and around the world. In fact, as we talked about #GivingTuesday, the hardest question we faced was, â€œWhich groups should we highlight?â€ After a lot of discussion about all the great choices out there, we picked four.
When our children have a little extra money saved up and want to make a donation, they often turn to Heifer International and World Vision. Through Heifer, you can donate an animal to a community in needâ€”a gift that can benefit the recipients for years afterward. Through World Vision and Save the Children, you can change a childâ€™s life by helping provide food, health care, education and more. And DonorsChoose.org lets you help teachers meet their classroomsâ€™ needs, enabling projects that might not happen otherwise.
Whoever you support, and however much you give, thank you for participating in #GivingTuesday. Itâ€™s a great way to help create the better world we all want. We wish you a happy holiday season.
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