How Hollywood Is Giving Back on #GivingTuesday

The Hollywood Reporter

There's only one cure for the doldrums following a long weekend of binge-eating, binge-watching and binge-shopping: giving back! (Well, that, and a decent nap, probably.)

This Tuesday, several A-listers are participating in #GivingTuesday, a global event that encourages consumers to scratch that spending itch by donating to charities and nonprofits near and dear to their hearts. Founded in 2012 by New York's 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a response to the commercialization of the Thanksgiving weekend's Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping extravaganzas, Giving Tuesday has been gaining steam over the past two years. Even more "commercial" retailers are getting in on the giving spirit - Macy's is donating to the Make-a-Wish foundation and Nordstrom is donating shoes to kids in need. 

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Celebrities have come out in full force, too, championing their favorite causes  - from UNICEF to the ASPCA - on social media and urging their followers to contribute.

See their charities of choice below.

Cara Delevingne: Girl Up 

This #GivingTuesday I'm donating to @GirlUp to help refugee girls in Uganda go to school. Join…

- Cara Delevingne (@Caradelevingne) November 29, 2016

Sarah Paulson: Heifer International

It's giving Tuesday, y'all! End poverty on #GivingTuesday. Donate to @Heifer and all gifts will be DOUBLED! #GiveHeifer

- Sarah Paulson (@MsSarahPaulson) November 29, 2016

Melinda Gates: Donation Matching Through Facebook Fundraisers

Last Thursday, we gave thanks. On #GivingTuesday, we give back.

- Melinda Gates (@melindagates) November 29, 2016

Kerry Washington: National Network to End Domestic Violence

Happy #GivingTuesday!Help me end financial abuse,bid on this @ToryBurch #PurplePurse. #FreeToWalk #Kerry4PurplePurse

- kerry washington (@kerrywashington) November 29, 2016

Debra Messing: PSI, HIV/Aids Testing

Heading to Times Square to ring in today's NASDAQ! Happy #GivingTuesday #PSI #AIDSfreeGeneration

- Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) November 29, 2016

Michael J. Fox: Parkinson's Research

Today is #GivingTuesday! Support Parkinson's research and your gift will be matched dollar for dollar:

- (@MichaelJFoxOrg) November 29, 2016

Bruce Springsteen: Community FoodBank

Today, 1 in 5 NJ kids will miss at least one meal. Give to @CFBNJ today & your gift will be doubled. #GivingTuesday

- Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) November 29, 2016

Pink: No Kid Hungry

This holiday season I'm supporting #NoKidHungry and their work to feed kids in need. Join me: #GivingTuesday

- P!nk (@Pink) November 29, 2016

Mandy Moore: PSI and ASPCA

It's #GivingTuesday, folks. I'm supporting the great work of @PSIimpact & @ASPCA. RT what causes & organizations are near & dear to you!

- Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore) November 29, 2016

Barbra Streisand: Women's Heart Alliance

80% of heart disease is preventable. This #GivingTuesday, donate to @WHA to help fight women's heart disease.

- Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) November 29, 2016

Susan Sarandon: Refuge Point

Today, #GivingTuesday, I stand #WithRefugees & @RefugePt, because we can help refugees build better lives.

- Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) November 29, 2016

Chris Evans: Christopher's Haven

I've been challenged by @chris_haven to get 5 people to donate just $5! Help if you can! #Give5Get5 #GivingTuesday

- Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) November 29, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda: Hispanic Federation

7) Back to #GivingTuesday! I give to to expand community organizing in Latino communities & help community agencies.

- Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 29, 2016

John Stamos: Childhelp

There's a lot of dark in the world. @Childhelp brings light. They do great work for the kids in need. #GivingTuesday

- John Stamos (@JohnStamos) November 29, 2016

Sarah Hyland: No Kid Hungry

This #GivingTuesday you can make #NoKidHungry a reality. Every $1 donated connects kids in need with up to 10 meals!

- Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) November 29, 2016

Ben Affleck: Feeding America

Make a difference to help end hunger on #GivingTuesday. $1 = 11 meals to people in need. Donate to @FeedingAmerica

- Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) November 29, 2016

Larry Wilmore: UNICEF

Proud to support @unicefusa and the #ForceForChange campaign. #GivingTuesday @starwars @Target

- Larry Wilmore (@larrywilmore) November 29, 2016

Karlie Kloss: Kids Off the Block

Help @DianeKOB of #KidsOffTheBlock buy a new home. You'll double the impact w our matching donations! #GivingTuesday

- Karlie Kloss (@karliekloss) November 29, 2016

Trisha Yearwood: Habitat for Humanity

A day of giving back is always a good day!

On #GivingTuesday join us in supporting #HabitatforHumanity Trisha Yearwood (@trishayearwood) November 29, 2016

Tony Goldwyn: Americares

On #Givingtuesday, please consider @americares to help get healthcare to places that need it most. Donate here:

- Tony Goldwyn (@tonygoldwyn) November 29, 2016

Ricky Gervais: Cruelty Free International

Please support @crueltyfreeintl on #GivingTuesday. Donate to their Christmas appeal & help save dogs in laboratories

- Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) November 29, 2016

Josh Groban: Find Your Light Foundation

It's #GivingTuesday! Please consider @FYLFoundation and the importance of arts education in kid's lives. Thank you!

- josh groban (@joshgroban) November 29, 2016

Joe Manganiello: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Proud to serve on the board of trustees for @ChildrensPgh. Hope you'll help support their great work. #GivingTuesday

- Joe Manganiello (@JoeManganiello) November 29, 2016