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Giving Tuesday - Let's Protect Children together!

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As winter in Finland comes, so do the long and dark nights. However, there is one way to brighten your days up – unleash your kindness and join Giving Tuesday on November 29th!


Giving Tuesday is a worldwide generosity movement that encourages people to support each other and do good. It emerged in 2012 and since then inspired millions of people to commit various acts of kindness. On this day people unite to bring something nice to each other’s lives.


Does Finland actually celebrate Giving Tuesday?


Yes! In Finland, we call it #TekojenTiistai. Tekojen Tiistai came to Finland in 2018 and, we are proud to say, became very popular! In 2021, 70% of Finns joined the movement through volunteering, donating, performing socially meaningful tasks and many other ways.


How can you join Giving Tuesday or Tekojen Tiistai?

Everyone has something to give because all acts of kindness matter. Here are some of the ways to join based on Tekojen Tiistai website:

  • Ask your close ones if they need any help or support – perhaps they need a good company or some assistance in finishing a long overdue difficult task

  • Check if you have any unwanted belongings or clothes and see where you can donate them

  • Think of behaving environmentally responsible – you could start recycling or take part in cleaning natural sites

  • Look up volunteer opportunities: there is always assistance needed somewhere

  • Donate to help those in need or support a project you consider important

  • ….or help us, Protect Children!



Protect Children joins #GivingTuesday as well and kindly welcomes volunteers and donations. We are doing our utmost to ensure that no child is subject to any form of sexual violence. Throughout years of work we:

  • Intervened with 20,000 offenders of online child sexual abuse

  • Organized digital safety skills trainings for over 4,000 children

  • Trained over 12,000 professionals who work with children

  • Arranged peer-support groups for families whose child has become a victim of sexual violence

  • Contributed to over 700,000 images of child sexual abuse being removed from the internet

  • Conducted innovative research on anonymous offenders in the Dark Web

  • Advocated for legislation change in Finland and on the EU level to better address rights of the child



If you would like to support and join our mission, you can:


You can learn more about our work on our website.


Happy Giving Tuesday and remember that every day is a day when you can share your kindness!

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