Today marks the fifth time we're celebrating Giving Tuesday, a holiday launched in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y in New York City and the UN Foundation. The goal of #GivingTuesday, as it's alternatively known, is to encourage people to promote charitable giving on social media and donate to causes they care about.
Studies have found that giving to charity can help you feel good. So, this is a great opportunity to help shake off your post-Thanksgiving blues. Ahead, we list of a series of causes that might be important to you — and places you can consider donating to this #GivingTuesday.
If you want to support survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence
If you want to contribute to rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
If you want to help defend reproductive rights and women's healthcare
If you want to support efforts to protect the environment
If you want to help organizations working with children's issues