When I first heard about "Giving Tuesday," it was in terms of trying to promote a day for charitable donations after we were all done violently expelling money on Black Friday and Cyber Monday (and, if you're really into this sort of thing, "Local Business Saturday"). Got a couple bucks left after buying all those things for yourself and others? How about throwing a dime at a group that's explicitly about serving others? That was the way I first heard about the notion, at least.
The way I'm hearing about "Giving Tuesday" this year — that is, as [audible sigh] "#GivingTuesday™" — is in broader terms than just about making charitable donations. Now it's also about recognition and awareness. I like to think that the GWJ Front Page is all about recognition and awareness, even if that's sometimes recognition of ourselves and awareness of our own navels.
Therefore behold, I shall make you aware of goodjers doing good, such that we good goodjers may make recognition of each other. With any luck, I'll even be able to pull this off without resorting to posting an "unselfie."
Also, I have a note here from a Mr. Andrich saying, "Hey, you should write something about Chicago Loot Drop."