20 Oct 5 Things to Know About GivingTuesday
- What is GivingTuesday?
“GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good.” While it began at the 92nd Street Y and its Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact in New York City, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
- Why do so many nonprofits participate in GivingTuesday?
Outside of significant crises, there are few opportunities for a lot of people to come together to donate on the same day.
GivingTuesday presents nonprofits, like StudentsCare, with a day full of opportunities. It is the perfect chance for nonprofits to increase visibility, highlight their missions, seek donations, and gain new supporters. Thanks to our dedicated supporters we raised more than $12,000 last year.
- When is Giving Tuesday this year?
GivingTuesday is an annual day of giving held on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year, Giving Tuesday will be held on Tuesday, November 29th.
Following traditional days of spending, including Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday stands in contrast. Instead, GivingTuesday is focused on the act and spirit of giving back to those in need.
- How Does GivingTuesday work?
There are several ways to participate in GivingTuesday this giving season. As a StudentsCare supporter, you can help us reach hospitalized children, isolated seniors and their families on Giving Tuesday in several ways, including:
Don’t forget to follow StudentsCare’s official social media page, so you can stay up to date. We love it when you share and tag us in your posts. Here are links to each official profile:
- How do I donate on GivingTuesday?
On GivingTuesday, and every day, you can donate on our donation page. You can also donate easily via Venmo: @students-care. Coming soon, we will have a specific donation page for GivingTuesday to celebrate this great day of giving.
When you support StudentsCare, you help bring smiles to the faces of hospitalized children and isolated seniors. So please, help us continue our work by donating. Thank you!