On Nov. 30, the world will come together on what is known as GivingTuesday – a day that is dedicated towards one simple idea – encouraging people to do good. Now in its tenth year, GivingTuesday inspires a global movement of generosity through giving, celebrations, and collaborations.

In 2020, $2.47 billion was donated in a 24-hour period in the U.S. alone, with 13% of adults donating gifts of time, voice skills, goods, and money, in addition to countless acts of kindness inspired by the day.

This year, GivingTuesday promises to be just as big a day of kindness with plenty of opportunities to give to charities in need or inspire creative acts of kindness towards others.

If you are looking for some worthy causes to donate to on GivingTuesday, these charities, which were recognized by GoFundMe as being some of the "best," are in need:

American Humane

Help an animal in need by donating to American Humane. It has been committed to the safety and welfare of small and large animals for more than 100 years. It offers rescue, shelter, protection, and security of animals with rapid response rescue and care across the country. It has set the gold standard that most welfare organizations follow for animal care.

National Alliance To End Homelessness

Help end homelessness on GivingTuesday by donating to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, which is dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness in the U.S. It works tirelessly to advocate to change federal policy and find solutions that will work throughout the country to end homelessness, such as implementing short-term rental assistance and educational programs.

World Resources Institute

World Resources Institute focuses on the world’s environmental challenges, breaking them down into seven categories – cities, climate, energy, food, forests, ocean, and water. It reviews these areas to decide where change is both urgent and achievable, using solutions that line up with its equity, finance, economics, and business metrics.

Cancer Research Institute

Looking for a cause that will make an impact? Try the Cancer Research Institute. This organization funds research by scientists, shares up-to-date immunotherapy information, and advocates for cancer treatment and cures.

National Council On Aging

A monetary gift to the National Council On Aging will also go a long way in supporting seniors. This organization is committed to improving the lives of millions of older adults by 2030 through equality. Its work includes providing resources, tools, creating best practices, and advocating as a voice for seniors.

Hope For The Warriors

Give service members your support by donating to the Hope for the Warriors charity. This organization provides support programs that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and the community for service members, their family, and veterans.

If you are looking for other ways to give back on GivingTuesday, you can also give back with the gift of time. Think about helping a neighbor in need or advocating for an issue you really believe in. Maybe you have a special skill that you can share with others. There are also tons of virtual volunteer opportunities online that you can donate to your favorite causes.

Every act of kindness counts as a gift of generosity on GivingTuesday and goes toward inspiring the global movement of doing good.

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