If you’re anything like me, you’ll agree that Tuesdays are often the worst day of the week. You’ve already filled all your colleagues in on your juicy gossip from last weekend, and next weekend is too far away to even think about. But this Tuesday is different. This week it’s #GivingTuesday; the day created to encourage people to do something good for a great cause. In 2015, £6,000 per minute was raised for charities in the UK, breaking the world record for the most amount of money donated online in 24 hours.
Here are five reasons why you should donate to ActionAid this #GivingTuesday.
1. It’s almost Christmas
Whether you love or hate Christmas, there's no denying that the season of goodwill is just around the corner.
2. We should make sure 2016 ends on a high
What better way to end a year of ups and downs than by breaking the world record for the most money donated online in 24 hours – for the second year in a row.
3. It's really quick and easy
You can donate online while you’re waiting for the bus, or for the kettle to boil, or during the adverts of your favourite show.
4. It will make you feel great
It’s a proven fact that when you do something good, you feel good. What better way to give yourself a lovely warm feeling than to make a difference to someone’s life.
5. You'll be helping ActionAid to change a life. For good
A small donation from you could help to make sure that girls living on the streets have somewhere safe to stay, have the food they need to survive and have access to education.
ActionAid is working to help protect girls who live on the streets or in dangerous conditions. A small gift from you could help keep them safe from harm. Not just for today, but every day.
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