Get Ready for Giving Tuesday with Waypoint Writing’s Ways to Give Back!

If you didn’t know already, the following Tuesday after Thanksgiving is known as Giving Tuesday. Now, what exactly is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday was created to help nonprofits raise money. This holiday serves to offset the crazy spending for Black Friday and give back to other organizations. 

This year, Waypoint Writing encourages you to help give back to the community by celebrating this special day.

How can you help?

Ways to Give Back on Giving Tuesday

To show your support this Giving Tuesday, there are many things you can do!

  1. Donate money to one or a few of your favorite nonprofits or community organizations. 
  2. Give Blood.
  3. Support or start a local fundraiser.
  4. Pay it forward.
  5. Distribute essentials to people experiencing homelessness.
  6. Talk about your favorite cause on social media and spread awareness. 
  7. Talk about someone you know that is working towards making a difference.
  8. Adopt a family.
  9. Give Kindness.
  10. Help animals.
  11. Give back to our earth.
  12. Volunteer your time.
  13. Help a family member, friend, neighbor, or even a stranger.
  14. Use the hashtag #GivingTuesday on social media platforms.
  15. Give thanks.

That is to say, any small act of kindness makes a difference and helps to keep the event alive. 

And hey–why not celebrate both Giving Tuesday and Small Business Saturday all at once?!

By shopping small this November, you are showing support for local small business, which is a valuable way to give back to your community.

About Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement that focuses on encouraging people to do good. It was created in 2012 and has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires people all over to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

The whole idea is quite simple: make someone smile, help out a stranger, donate to a good cause. Overall, just do something good because the world needs a little more kindness.

Join the Movement

This year, Giving Tuesday falls on November 29, 2022. Waypoint Writing encourages you to join us and give back on Giving Tuesday! – and everyday for that matter! 

And remember, giving back doesn’t always mean spending money. 


There are so many ways that you can help out strangers, friends, or local organizations without spending any money. You can donate your time, your kindness, and a helping hand.

Just one small act of kindness can make a big difference. <3

Our First Ever #MerryMailCampaign Finishes Strong

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Just over two weeks ago, we put out the call for our first ever Merry Mail Campaign in support of Cards for Hospitalized Kids. We wanted to do something to give back, but realized time was of the essence. 

Somehow, despite publishing our call for cards the day after Thanksgiving, we didn’t get lost in the shuffle of Small Business Saturday or the upcoming December holiday season. In fact, it’s fair to say that you heard our call loud and clear. 

Continue reading “Our First Ever #MerryMailCampaign Finishes Strong”
Merry Mail

Waypoint Writing Posts Merry Mail

As someone who appreciates good, old-fashioned snail mail (I’ve even published an ode to the hand-written thank you note), I am excited to announce that Waypoint Writing is embarking on a charitable campaign that requires envelopes, postage stamps, and actual handwriting.

To celebrate the season and give back in a way that represents my love of words, messages, and meaningful communication, Waypoint Writing will send holiday cards to kids who are stuck spending the holidays in hospitals around the country via the Cards for Hospitalized Kids campaign.

Instead of making this an individual endeavor, I am extending an invitation to you, your kids, your friends, colleagues, artistically-inclined associates, whoever you think might want to make a card to brighten the holiday season for a sick child.

Here’s the plan…

Continue reading “Waypoint Writing Posts Merry Mail”

Celebrate Your Clients through Charitable Giving this Season

One of the constant challenges facing small business owners, especially around the holiday season, is the reality of restricted budgets. Sure, we’d love to have the funds to get really festive and celebrate our clients and colleagues, but the bottom line is not always bountiful. However, you can resist the Scrooge-like stance. It is possible to give back and still celebrate your clients this season through charitable giving.

Continue reading “Celebrate Your Clients through Charitable Giving this Season”

The Genius of #GivingTuesday {VIDEO}

Like most holidays or days of note, #GivingTuesday snuck up on me. I realized it only yesterday after a friend posted about her favorite charity on Facebook. At the moment, I’m in the process of exploring in no particular order or reason, Tim Ferriss’ latest book, Tribe of Mentors. Having read Ferriss’ Tools of Titans, I picked up his latest work on a mad-dash trip to Barnes and Noble last Sunday in pursuit of gift cards for a celebration Monday night. See what I mean? Important dates creep up on me – my old school desk calendar with a thousand scribbled reminders, notwithstanding.

Continue reading “The Genius of #GivingTuesday {VIDEO}”