Now in its seventh year, Giving Tuesday is a global day celebrated after Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
This event kicks off the charitable season when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy.
Created by the team at the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at the 92nd Street Y—a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around the values of service and giving back. #GivingTuesday connects diverse groups of individuals, communities, and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. A team of influencers and founding partners joined forces to launch #GivingTuesday and have continued to shape, grow and strengthen the movement.
Here are a few ways to help local charities today for Giving Tuesday.
CASA has recently teamed up with Giving Assistant to make it easy for you to donate and save money in the process. Sign up here or choose “Williamson County CASA” as your charity when shopping Amazon Smile this holiday.
Help give the gift of helping children and adults with Down syndrome learn how to walk, communicate, read, dance, or get a job in our community. Join the movement, by donating here.
If you missed Wine Down Main Street you can still support this local charity that has served the area for over 114 years. You can choose “Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee when shopping Amazon Smile this holiday.
Support Tennessee’s wildlife and great outdoors. When you give $50 or more, you will receive a 2019 wildlife calendar. You can choose “Tennessee Wildlife Federation when shopping on Amazon Smile this holiday or donate here.
Support clean water and healthy rivers in Tennessee. Give to the Harpeth Conservancy this Tuesday and The Barbra J. Mapp Foundation has agreed to match any NEW or INCREASED donations up to $5,000 between now and the end of the year to support our clean water protection and river conservation initiatives. Be sure to check out the latest Conservancy swag online.
This year, Deer Run is participating in Giving Tuesday by gathering backpacks filled with necessities for the scholarship MISSION 42:1 summer campers. There are opportunities to purchase backpacks, supplies, or volunteer time. For more information on Deer Run’s Giving Tuesday initiative or to volunteer, contact Emily Hastings at EmilyH@DeerRun.camp or visit https://deerrun.camp/scholarship-giving.
On Tuesday, Facebook and Paypal will match 7 million dollars in donations. Habitat for Humanity has a goal to raise $5,000 in funds to help build their next home. Donate on their Facebook page here or create your own fundraiser here.