Giving Tuesday launched in 2012 as a national day of giving around the globe. Traditionally set for the Tuesday after Thanksgiving each year, it has been a way for nonprofits to take advantage of a national campaign to increase awareness and support of their organizations. Last year’s Giving Tuesday campaign raised $2 billion in the United States alone.
Leadership sponsors behind Giving Tuesday have decided to add another global day of giving to this year’s calendar in response to the effect the coronavirus is having around the world. They have declared May 5th, 2020 #GivingTuesdayNow.
#GivingTuesdayNow is designed to drive an influx of grassroots generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits all over the world. To learn more about the global effort, visit Giving Tuesday on Facebook <HERE>.
Those interested in finding ways to help nonprofits in their own community can consider making donations on #GivingTuesdayNow to their favorite local charities or discovering new organizations to support. The public can search for nonprofits by location at GuideStar.org or GreatNonprofits.org. There are also opportunities to donate to organizations that grant money to nonprofits in their communities like United Way of St. Clair County, United Way Sarnia-Lambton, the Eastern Michigan Christian Foundation, or the Community Foundation of St. Clair County.
Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand