December is a month of celebration. As we watch one year come to a close and another begin, we’re grateful for what we’ve got and what we’ve given, especially when it comes to our support of women. Whether we’ve got a lot or a bit, or somewhere in between, we’re definitely rich in in love. Which makes us want to share the joy of giving.
Enter PayPal’s Giving Tuesday World Record Challenge, and just in time. Now that we’ve (barely) survived the consumer frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we’re all about giving back. Today is Giving Tuesday (#GivingTuesdayCA) and it’s exactly as it sounds—a full 24 hours of global giving. Drumroll please. Today, 68 countries across the world are taking part in this mobilizing movement as together, we all reach into our pockets with the goal of improving the lives of others. There’s even a special challenge on hand: Let’s set the world record for the most money donated in one day. Now that’s cause for celebration.
- Pick the charity you want to support (see our list of worthy causes below).
- Donate to it straight from your PayPal account.
Let’s up the ante!
Challenge: The goal is to set a Guinness World Record for the most money donated in 24 hours. The last record was set in 2004 when $19m was raised in the UK for victims of the Tsunami. It’s about time we surpassed it.
Still not sold on paying for stuff online? Get over it. Here’s why we trust PayPal when we shop:
- Peace of mind that your transactions are private, safe and secure. Rest assured that PayPal never shares your personal or financial information with retailers.
- PayPal helps shoppers speed through checkout. You won’t have to enter your shipping and billing details every time you make a purchase. It’s literally log in and go.
- Paying online is easy and stress-free. It satisfies our intense need to avoid sweaty crowds at all costs.
- Using PayPal means you can pay bills without ever touching a piece of paper
- Brazen Bonus: Using PayPal gives us the opportunity to shop bra-less from our beds.
Brazen Tip: Use PayPal’s Giving Tuesday World Record Challenge as your test. They’ll show you just how easy and safe it is to pay for stuff electronically while actually doing good in the world, too.
CanadaHelps, the country’s largest non-profit platform for donating and fundraising online, has compiled a list of organizations all across Canada (and the world) that need your support. So go ahead and pick your own pet charity, or if you need some new inspiration, check out these causes that really resonate with us.
Canadian Women’s Foundation
The Canadian Women’s Foundation raises money to end violence against women, move women out of poverty and build strong resilient girls through funding, researching and promoting best practices. They are a leading voice for women in Canada, and believe in investing in the strength of women and the dreams of girls.
The Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness exists to significantly reduce the incidence and impact of abuse through education and public awareness. CCAA operates solely on private donations with no sustaining funds from any government body. Through community and corporate partnerships, it strives to provide accessible support, healing and empowerment for all Canadians touched by the trauma of abuse.
The mission of The Glenn Gould Foundation is to honour Glenn Gould’s spirit and legacy by celebrating brilliance, promoting creativity and transforming lives through the power of music and the arts with the Foundation’s signature activities, including The Glenn Gould Prize.
The Toronto Humane Society’s mission is to promote the humane care and protection of all animals and to prevent cruelty and suffering. The day-to-day operation of the THS involves the direct handling of lost, abandoned, unwanted and injured pets. In any given year, approximately 16,000 animals pass through the shelter, which is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The injured receive veterinary care while abandoned animals are given a safe haven. Immature and injured animals are placed in foster care until they are strong enough to be placed for adoption. The Toronto Humane Society is supported solely by individual and corporate donations.
All that’s left is to head over to CanadaHelps, pick your charity and go. Share who you’re supporting for #GivingTuesday in the comments.
This post was generously sponsored by PayPal Canada to raise awareness and garner support for Giving Tuesday. All opinions are those of Brazen Woman. To learn more about what PayPal is up to this holiday season, click here.