Give Kindness.

Give Time. Give Money.
How will you make an impact on #GivingTuesday?

Are you familiar with Giving Tuesday? It is a global movement that began in 2012 to promote generosity worldwide. Nine years later, Giving Tuesday has become a major annual vehicle for collective impact. Many organizations and nonprofits now consider it one of the most significant times of the year for fundraising. According to one source, $2.47B was given in the US alone during the 2020 Giving Tuesday event. 


There is something incredibly powerful about a group of people acting in unison to show compassion and be generous with their resources. 

Giving Tuesday always takes place on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and so this year it will be on November 30, 2021. If you haven't already, check in with your favorite non-profits, organizations, churches and philanthropic partners to see what needs they are sharing and how you might get involved.

In today's post, I'd like to remind you that generosity comes in all forms. While it often includes monetary donations, it can also include acts of kindness and service. The Giving Tuesday website has a slogan that says it well: "Everyone has something to give, and every act of generosity counts."

On this Giving Tuesday consider giving in these three ways:

Give Kindness. Give Time. Give Money.


Give Kindness

  • Pay for the person behind you at the drive-thru.
  • Pick up litter on the beach.
  • Hold a door open for someone.
  • Greet a stranger.
  • Send a letter to a child you sponsor or a soldier stationed overseas.
  • Volunteer at a homeless shelter.
  • Write someone an encouraging note.

Give Time

  • Spend time with your grandparents.
  • Help your neighbor put their trash cans out for collection.
  • Invite someone lonely to go for coffee.
  • Take your son or daughter out for lunch and just listen.
  • Volunteer at church.
  • Bake cookies for the elderly.

Give Money.


Travel on Purpose is a small niche travel company that aims to connect travelers to organizations doing good. These organizations operate in countries around the world and rely on donations to operate. If you're looking for a place to make a financial donation this Giving Tuesday, please consider one of these. Although we have nearly a dozen partners that can be found on our website, I'd like to highlight these four on this Giving Tuesday. We have visited their work, spent time with their staff and seen first-hand how they are making a difference in their communities. We love what they're doing and excited to share it with others.


  Kibaale: Uganda
The Kibaale Community Center is located in a rural area of Uganda. The community center consists of a K-12 school, four vocational high school programs, a health clinic and empowerment opportunities for business loans and training. This Christian center is truly breaking the cycle of poverty through education and community development. Kibaale is currently asking for funds so that they can help provide food for people throughout their community.
  Hana's Hope: Serbia

Hana's Hope is a non-profit in Serbia providing greatly needed services for the special needs community. In a part of the world where inclusion is rare and services are few, Hana's Hope is sharing the love of Christ through free therapy, support groups, respite care, training and education and summer camps. They partner with Joni & Friends to offer family camps each summer.

For donations from the US, visit this site and choose 'Hana's Hope' in the drop down menu.

  Terra Mica: Honduras
Terra Mica is working with small plot coffee farmers in the remote mountains of Honduras. Through education and a specialized curriculum called My Healthy Home, Terra Mica is coming alongside the poorest of the poor and transforming lives. By learning better practices for sanitation, farming, and family living Terra Mica is improving lives.
  Kids Alive: Guatemala
Kids Alive Guatemala is rescuing and restoring girls who have been sexually abused. The Oasis Center is a safe haven where girls are cared for by a team of social workers, teachers, therapists, spiritual counselors, house moms, and lawyers. Each one comes to understand that she is a precious daughter of the King and worthy of love. 




"Everyone has something to give,

and every act of generosity counts."