$5 billion in 24 hours. That’s how much money was spent online on #BlackFriday this year. Nearly 17 percent more than what was spent last year, according to Adobe Digital Insights, which tracks 80 percent of online spending at America’s 100 largest retail websites.
Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday has become the official kickoff of the charitable season.
HMA has a long-history of supporting nonprofit organizations in our community. Not only do we give of our time, talents and financial resources as an agency, but we encourage and support our team members’ community involvement.
There are so many deserving organizations that could use a little extra this time of year. If we can spend $5 billion in 24 hours, we should be able to donate that much in the same amount of time. There are more than 700 organizations participating in Arizona. Select one (or several) from the list or contribute to one that that you feel passionate about. Whatever the cause, I know they’ll appreciate it.