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So some people had this idea, after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday & Cyber Monday, to have Giving Tuesday. Concentrating on social media. Here's a quote from the website:

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. This year help create #GivingTuesday™, the giving season’s opening day.

On Tuesday November 27, 2012 charities, families, businesses and individuals are coming together to transform the way people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.

It’s a simple idea. Find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to join in acts of giving. Tell everyone you can about what you are doing and why it matters. Join a national celebration of our great tradition of generosity.

And together we’ll create ways to give more, give better and give smarter.

Come below the orange squiggles & I'll tell you why I'm raising money for the Hill Country Ride for AIDS.

I usually do my first fundraising diary for my birthday in January, but there's this new thing of #GivingTuesday, and I've been reminded that there are people who might be looking for charitable donations for 2012. So, I'm here to tell you about the Hill Country Ride for AIDS. It is a 1-day ride (there are routes of varying lengths) that raises money for agencies that provide services for people affected by HIV & AIDS in Austin. There has been a huge amount of generosity around this place recently -- I hope all the money needed for the propane drive was raised. But I'm here asking for donations for another worthy cause. Here's my My Hill Country Ride donation page

So if we've met you know I have 2 big passions besides electing more & better Democrats - AIDS Walk Austin (for which I was the second biggest fundraiser last October) and the Hill Country Ride for AIDS, which I'll be participating in for the 13th time in April. I've been the top fundraiser for the Ride before & both the Ride and I have big fundraising goals this year. I want to raise $5,000 which is a crazy big goal for an individual and the Ride has a goal of $500,000.

The Hill Country Ride for AIDS. It is an annual fundraising event that has taken place annually since the spring of 2000. The Wise Giving Alliance, a program of the Better Business Bureau states that events should "return at least 60% of money raised for program activities." The Hill Country Ride for AIDS returns an average of 76%.The Ride was voted "Best Bike Ride" in the 2010 & 2011 Austin Chronicle Readers Polls. A Hill Country Rider summed it up for many when he said "The fellowship and commitment to the cause is so strong on this Ride, and the money goes where it belongs. I am so proud! I’ll be back."

Who wants to be my first donor for the 2013 Hill Country Ride? You'd be putting food on the shelves of a food bank that helps people who need it, subsidizing medicine for people who desperately need it, outreach and prevention. This ride helps people & I'm asking for your help to help them. Here's my My Hill Country Ride donation page.

But mainly, I'm looking for my first donations for the Ride. If you're feeling charitable &/or looking for a 2012 tax donation, here's My Hill Country Ride donation page
 - and thanks in advance.

And Merry, Happy, Jolly, Blessed holiday - whichever holiday you celebrate, I wish all people happiness & better days

Originally posted to anotherdemocrat on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 06:21 AM PST.

Also republished by Barriers and Bridges, Positive Intention and Lovingkindness, and J Town.

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