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"UNselfies" for "Unselfishness" - Today is Giving Tuesday in Wyoming

PHOTO: Take an "UNselfie" today to spread the word about your favorite charitable cause in Wyoming.
PHOTO: Take an "UNselfie" today to spread the word about your favorite charitable cause in Wyoming.
December 3, 2013

CASPER, Wyo. – With Cyber Monday capping three shopping designation days, today is Giving Tuesday – promoted in social media as #GivingTuesday.

Wyomingites are encouraged to consider donations of cash, goods or time to a local charity.

The Cathedral Home for Children and United Way of Laramie County are among the dozens of causes participating.

And this year, the founder of Giving Tuesday, Henry Timms, says instead of a selfie, take an UNselfie to help spread the word.

"The UNselfie takes that idea and says, 'Actually, share a picture of something more important,’” he explains. “’Share a picture of you doing something useful for others, Share a picture of a cause that matters deeply to you. Do something unselfish around Giving Tuesday.' "

Retailers rely on the period between Black Friday and Christmas for a major portion of their annual sales. Giving Tuesday argues for a pause to consider sharing over shopping.

Timms says the generosity that pours out today is impressive.

"Every year we hear a lot of people complaining about – they think things are too consumer focused,” he says. “What we hope is that Giving Tuesday gives them a chance to really put that complaint to good use and think, 'How can I give something back?'"

Deborah Courson Smith/Deb Courson Smith, Public News Service - WY