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You might not have heard but there's a pretty great civic movement happening today. It's called GivingTuesday and in a similar vein as activists push back against consumerism with Buy Nothing Day organizers have created a global day dedicated to giving, volunteering, and generally helping.
GivingTuesday brings together more than 3,500 organizations all working together to promote fundraising efforts and volunteer-driven projects for a better Canada. rabble couldn't be happier to join in with labour, social justice organizations, and charities to help make things just a bit better for one day.
We hope you'll consider participating in GivingTuesday -- whether it's making a donation to rabble, the charity of your choice, or volunteering your time, and even just spreading the word. You can let people know what you're doing on GivingTuesday here or using the hashtag#GivingTuesdayCA.
rabble wouldn't exist if not for the generosity of our donors and indeed the health of Canadian media democracy relies on the countless volunteers and giving spirit of rabble readers like you. Together we can mae a difference for at least one day.
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