There’s Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday. Now do a little good and participate in #GivingTuesday.

The Hive Society has built its brand around philanthropy. It’s at the core of everything we do. It’s who we are. Our vision is to inspire everyday people to be philanthropic in all that they do. You don’t have to be a trust fund billionaire to be a philanthropist. You can be the 6-year old who loves sorting rice at the Houston Food Bank or the 31-year old artist who hosts free art classes at young adult homeless shelters.

Philanthropy is simply the desire to promote the welfare of others.

This Tuesday, we invite you to join us in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.


What’s #GivingTuesday?

Created by 92nd Street Y—a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around the values of service and giving back—#GivingTuesday connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. A team of influencers and founding partners joined forces—collaborating across sectors, offering expertise and working tirelessly—to launch #GivingTuesday and have continued to shape, grow and strengthen the movement. [Source]

#GivingTuesday harnesses the undeniable power of social media platforms and encourages visibility of people’s generosity to bring about tangible changes in their communities. Whether you donate your time, resources, or talents, your unique brand of giving contributes to the betterment of the world, your world. #GivingTuesday brings together nonprofits, businesses, corporations, and families to magnify small acts of kindness.

How you choose to give is totally up to you, but we’ve made a short list of some of our local nonprofit friends and family you can consider.

The Hive Society, Inc.


Okay, okay. This isn’t self-serving. I know you may think of us as “the bees who run that blog,” but we are, in fact, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization (Yes, that means you should be able to write off your contribution.) Canvas and Cupcakes? Houston Cares? Axiom? Our support of #Hashtaglunchbag? Adopting Families for the Holidays? The efforts we take to serve the communities we live in cost money and we wouldn’t be able to fulfill our mission without your support!

Want to help us fulfill our mission? Donate via PayPal. You can choose any amount to donate and your #GivingTuesday donations will be used specifically for our upcoming Adopt a Family 2016 initiative. Bonus: In support of #GivingTuesday, make a donation now through Saturday, December 31, 2016 and Paypal will match 1% of every donation through the PayPal Giving Fund.  [Source]

Feeling really generous and want to donate to other non-profits?  Click through our Philanthropy is Cool tag and find dozens of nonprofits and causes highlighted on

Be sure to share with the world how you contributed to #GivingTuesday! Today is all about amplifying your ability to change the world, one small act of kindness at a time.

I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes:

“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.”
Albert Pike