For millions of consumers around the world, this is the time of year focused on giving to others, whether through special gifts for loved ones or giving to those in need. Since 2012, #GivingTuesday has developed as an international day of focused attention to and celebration of charitable giving to nonprofit organizations that are working across a wide spectrum of important issues.
As Visa celebrates #GivingTuesday, we want to share what a day in the life of Visa's charitable giving looks like. Starting as the sun rises over Australia and concluding when the sun sets on our headquarters in California, each hour for 24 hours we will share on Twitter (@VisaNews) a specific example of an organization that Visa is proud to support through our charitable giving. From Tokyo to Mumbai, Dubai to Sao Paulo, Toronto to San Francisco, we'll be shining a light on some great organizations working in our core focus areas: advancing financial inclusion for the world's unbanked and undeserved, supporting financial literacy and know-how, helping in times of humanitarian crisis and working to make our local communities healthy and vibrant. We also will highlight ways in which our employees directly participate in their communities through donations of money and time.
At Visa, we are committed to being good corporate citizens and active contributors to our global and local communities. This #GivingTuesday, we invite you to learn more about our efforts to drive positive change as we join the global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.
Join us on Twitter via @VisaNews, and learn more about our approach to corporate responsibility and philanthropy here.