In case you don't know, the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday is dedicated to giving back after all of the indulgences of the days before.
Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has grown into a internationally recognized day of charity and of sharing hope + awareness around the boundless causes + endless opportunities to give back.
Each year on #GivingTuesday, nonprofit fundraising goes into overdrive + donors open up their hearts and their wallets as a way of 'paying it forward' to the causes + organizations they value most.
One of the biggest ways that participants around the world have embraced the movement is with the UNselfie, a twist on the popular "selfie" trend that offers users the platform to show their support (and smiling faces) for the nonprofits closest to their hearts.
So far today, tens of thousands of UNselfies have flooded social media with proclamations of charity + giving -- but the day is just getting started!
Here are some of our favorites so far:
A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.” –Salvador Dali. Snap a pic, tag it #Unselfie and #GivingTuesday, then post it or tweet it with a message about why you’re inspired to join the movement and support #TheDali. TheDali.org/donate
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Happy #GIVINGTUESDAY!! We're starting it off right with an #unselfie from #TeamB4BC rider @maliamanuel! If you're sick of the consumerism associated with #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday right after the day we are supposed to be giving thanks for what we already have, then celebrate #GivingTuesday with us by showing your support with an #unselfie, or by donating at www.b4bc.org/donate to help keep us on the road with our #breastcancer education, prevention and support programs!
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A photo posted by Reddy2Fight Foundation (@reddy2fight) on
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Today, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is participating in #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving back. Be part of the global celebration of generosity and share your #unselfie pics with us using #Bechtler. Pictured here is Bechtler board member Keith Cradle (@mrcradle).
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A photo posted by TIRN (@turtleislandrestorationnetwork) on
Jordan and Melina were married on November 26th in in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. In lieu of wedding favours the couple chose to donate to the "Campaign For All Canadians" to help build a public cord blood bank in Canada. #GivingTuesdayCa #UNselfie
A photo posted by Canadian Blood Services (@canadianbloodservices) on
It's #GivingTuesday! Thanks @aaronbadida for posting your #unselfie! Show us yours with @unitedwaynefl + #unselfie and you could win @jaguars tickets. ・・・ Two more days until @givingtuesday. Check out www.unitedwaynefl.org/givingtuesday2014 to find out how you can get involved and maybe score some Jags tickets. #VSCOcam #givingtuesday #mentalhealth
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1 day left to #GivingTuesday! Join the global movement of giving and help kids from New York City's high-needs neighborhoods by supporting The Children's Aid Society today: bit.ly/cas-givingtuesday #unselfie #love
A photo posted by The Children's Aid Society (@childrensaidnyc) on
Here's why Marsh Skate Park supervisor Joel Jimenez gives to LA's parks! Share your #unselfie with us and tell us why you care about parks and gardens. And don't forget- #GivingTuesday is tomorrow! Help us build 10 new parks in 2015. Donation link is in our bio. #losangeles #parks #gardens #playgrounds #giving #greenspace #skatepark #community #growth
A photo posted by The LA Neighborhood Land Trust (@thelanlt) on
A photo posted by Habitat for Humanity Guatemala (@habitatguatemala) on
We are proud to have young supporters like David Jung amongst us! This is what he had to say about the importance of our work! Thank you David. Send us your #unselfie this #givingtuesday. #waterempowers #uganda
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Ready to make good go viral?
We'll continue updating this list as #GivingTuesday goes on, so be sure to share your unselfie with us at @EveryActionHQ and check back to see if your favorites make the list!