How does it work? How much and to whom you donate or where you choose to volunteer is up to you. Those participating are asked to use the hashtag #GivingTuesday or #UNselfie to tell others on social media about their donation, creating a shared experience of giving to help others.
More than $300 million was raised online last year, according to the Giving Tuesday website. That was almost double what was donated in 2016.
If you want to participate, you can go to the website for links to organizations looking for help.
The site includes a search feature that allows you to see which groups in your area are looking for help, Or, you can search social media outlets using the hashtag #GivingTuesday or #UNselfie to see what others are doing.
Facebook has announced that in support of #GivingTuesday 2018, it will be partnering with PayPal to match donations made on Facebook to nonprofits up to a total of $7 million. Click here for more details.