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#GivingTuesday—& thanks: CVS Caremark delivers

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Wow! What a way to celebrate #GivingTuesday and the spirit of volunteerism, and what a great gift to give: $25,000 toward 25 colleague-nominated organizations nationwide—generously donated by CVS Caremark Charitable Trust. In case you’re not so good with numbers, that’s $1,000 to each. For a list of recipients, click here.

I am personally excited because I recently had a chance to get to know CVS Caremark earlier this fall, spreading the good word about its All Kids Can-Special Olympics partnership.

Also on CVS Caremark’s #GivingTuesday agenda, is the launch of its new YouTube channel. It’s exciting to see how big brands and nonprofits are using social media, and taking the step into video is a perfect fit for this dynamic organization and its partners. By highlighting colleagues who volunteer in their communities, All Kids Can programs and more, CVS Caremark is upping its storytelling game. These videos are a terrific way to say thank you to those who help make these programs a success, and to spread the good word that volunteering is a crucial—and rewarding—endeavor.

Take a look:

 

—Logo and video courtesy of CVS Caremark

Giving Tuesday: Think Globally, Act Locally

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JUST IN from the #GivingTuesday team: Game Day details. Click the icon to find out how you can show your support for the next 24+ hours. It’s not too late.

Get into the GIVING spirit and spend your time and money where it has the power to transform your community, and maybe even the world.

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Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday… by now you’re likely familiar with these trending—and trendy—designated holiday shopping days. Lesser known, is Giving Tuesday, a philanthropic spin on conspicuous consumption. The initiative is picking up steam as we close in on this year’s day of giving, Tuesday, December 3. I enjoyed reading, earlier today, that Bill Gates posted about this on his LinkedIn page; big names behind causes typically result in people paying attention. Which, they seem to be doing.

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Type #GivingTuesday into your Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr search bars and you’ll be rewarded with all kinds of details, including what others are doing to show their support.  Continue reading