Give to Causes that Matter on #GivingTuesday

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Forget about those shoes that are half-off and the latest and greatest video game console — #GivingTuesday is a breath of fresh air after your frenetic holiday search for the perfect buy. Now in its second year, #GivingTuesday was created as an antidote to the shopping frenzy that comes with Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Rally.org is partnering with #GivingTuesday to showcase a collection of non-profit organizations that are tirelessly working to improve living conditions, create cures and rebuild lives.

Causes featured in this collection include:

  • WaterAid: An international organization dedicated to improving water and sanitation in dozens of countries is embarking on a huge campaign to raise $50,000 in 24 hours. Each donation made today will be matched by an anonymous donor, amounting to double the good for families in need of cleaner, safer water.

  • The Immunity Project: A team of scientists and entrepreneurs has created a novel phase 1-ready HIV vaccine. They’re looking to further develop what could be one of the safest vaccine platforms ever developed and are leveraging #GivingTuesday to raise awareness about this opportunity of historic proportions.

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    TECHO: TECHO.org is building transitional houses for extremely poor families in Puebla, Mexico. A San Franciscan do-gooder named Marian Zizzo has decided to help TECHO by starting a Rally campaign to raise $10,000 — enough to build 10 homes in Mexico. She’s engaging friends to take #unselfie photos on #GivingTuesday to help spread the word. Tweet out one of your own to @TECHOus and mention @Rally with the hashtag “#GivingTuesday”.

So for the next 24 hours, put aside that growing wish list of things, things and more things. Make one simple and definitive choice: contribute to a cause you genuinely believe in and know you’ve taken one assured step toward building a brighter future.

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