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Celebrating #GivingTuesday in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

November 30, 2015

Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

Now in its fourth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

It's a simple concept. #GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness.

Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.

#GivingTuesday connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving.

Puerto Vallarta Non-Profit Organizations

From enriching children's lives and educations, catering to medical and rehabilitation needs, feeding the hungry and fulfilling the last wishes of children with fatal illnesses, Puerto Vallarta is home to many charities and non-profit organizations that offer everyone the opportunity to enhance the lives of those who are in need of a little help. (Click HERE to learn more about some of the charities and NGO's in the greater Banderas Bay area.)

The continuing and varying needs of the people of Puerto Vallarta depend on the dedication and humanitarian interest of every visitor, part-time resident, and expatriate - please consider making a donation to any (or many!) of the charities and non-profit organizations in Puerto Vallarta on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

About Cheryl's Shoebox

Did you know that right here in our own community there are children walking around barefoot, risking their health and safety because they simply have no shoes? Cheryl's Shoebox is an organization with the 'sole' focus on collecting and distributing shoes to the children, families and individuals in need throughout Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and the surrounding communities. Learn More at