"Giving Tuesday encourages charity after consumption," avers Detroit News, and explains the history behind this newly minted holiday.
"There is a day to give thanks. There are two days to get shopping deals. Now there is a day to give back. #GivingTuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is a global day dedicated to charitable giving and volunteerism. Consider it the counter narrative to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Organizers of the national movement say it’s a day to shift the focus of the holiday season from consumerism to community. It’s also a chance for anyone to be a philanthropist for a day." -- Jennifer Chambers, the Detroit News