gacnp_cmyk_logo_2016_990Do you celebrate #GeorgiaGivesDay yet? This state-wide online day of giving celebrates organizations in Georgia doing good work and making positive change. Simply visit the Georgia Gives Day website, search for a cause or organization that you believe in and support that organization with a donation!

Here are three great reasons to start participating #GeorgiaGivesDay this year:

  1. Guarantee good karma for the holiday season. There are a thousand ways to spend your money around the holidays, but now is the time to give back and make an investment in your community. Kick off the season of giving by making a gift to a local organization that you know will use the funds for good. You’ll be on the fast-track to the Nice List in no time!
  2. Donate local. Have a hand in creating positive social change in Georgia by supporting your local change-makers. Since 2012, Georgia Gives Day has activated more than 54,000 donors, who have given upwards of $9 million to support more than 2,400 organizations across the state. Be a part of the movement!
  3. Start a family tradition. Why not get the whole family involved? Have your kids help you search the Georgia Gives Day website for a cause that you can all feel connected to or make a special gift in honor of a loved one. Browse hundreds of worthy causes and find one (or more!) that speak to you and your family’s interests and passions. What a great way to teach others about the real spirit of the holiday!

After giving to a nonprofit through the Georgia Gives Day website, celebrate your generosity! Claim your “I Gave!” social badge and change your profile picture to encourage friends and family to do the same!

Thanks for your support of social change in Georgia and happy holidays!