After the Black Friday and Cyber Monday dust had settled, Americans rallied on Tuesday to celebrate Giving Tuesday, an annual day of generosity and giving back. Celebrities and non-celebrities alike supported the charities of their choice with donations both big and small.
Southern sweetheart Reese Witherspoon lent a hand to Girl's Inc. in Tennessee and stopped to take a photo with a group of young girls the organization is working to empower and inspire. "While in #Nashville, I had the great opportunity to meet these amazing young women and talk to them about financial planning and setting goals. I see bright futures ahead!" the actress captioned the snap (above), which she posted on Instagram.
And she wasn't the only celebrity using her clout to raise both money and awareness for worthy organizations: Scroll down to see the causes celebrities chose to support via social media on #GivingTuesday.
It's #GivingTuesday! I have already given today to help the 36 orphaned 🐘 at @dswt . You can help us reach our goal + double ur donation too! Link in bio 👍 Just visit ►thedswt.org/givingtuesday◄ and make your donation! Any contribution (note: it must be made via that URL) will be matched by a very generous anonymous donor, up to the value of $50,000. If you can, please donate today. Your gift will do double the good!
It's #givingtuesday, so it's also the perfect #dogdayafternoon. So many causes have my heart, but the pups of @seespotrescued always steal it ❤️ I mean, those spindly legs!!! @seespotrescued description: Please Stand Up and meet Marshall Mathers! At a lean 40 pounds, Marshall is slim, but definitely not shady. He is a happy-go-lucky 2 1/2 yr old hound mix with adorable blonde eyebrows and matching blonde boots. This cheerful pooch gets along great with people and other dogs. He absolutely loves to play and gleefully smiles and sticks out his tongue when he’s goofing around. You can forget about Dre, but don’t forget about Marshall Mathers, who is waiting patiently with 8 miles of love to give to his fur-ever family. Marshall is neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on vaccines. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an adoption application.
This #GivingTuesday I'd love to encourage us to lend a helping hand to our brothers and sisters in still-devastated Nepal. Over 1,000,000 children are still without schools. Over 30,000 classrooms were destroyed. The Shikshya Foundation @sfnepal is dedicated to helping. You can make an outright donation, or go two-for-one and purchase this awesome @theodoracallum scarf that @prabalgurung designed to raise funds for Shikshya. Give one to your mom, your best friend, your favorite teacher, or be really proactive and give one to all of them! You'll get some holiday gifts checked off your list AND help kids get back to school. Talk about paying it forward. #GiftsThatGiveBack #GTGB1