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It’s Giving Tuesday…

GivingTuesday is a growing global generosity movement that drives giving and collective action in communities around the world.

  • GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past eight years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
  • GivingTuesday inspires generosity worldwide. There are official GivingTuesday national movements in 75 countries, led by a global network of passionate, entrepreneurial leaders. At a grassroots level, people and organizations participate in GivingTuesday in every single country in the world.
  • GivingTuesday creates global impact driven by local action. In the U.S., more than 230 community campaigns will join thousands of nonprofits, foundations, grassroots organizations, small businesses, and generous individuals to give back.
  • GivingTuesday is driving a net increase in giving.The movement continues to grow in year-over-year donation volume, reach and impact – driving increased donations and behavior change. In 2019, at least $1.97 Billion were donated in twenty-four hours in the U.S. alone, with 13% of the adult population participating in some way – a record-setting day. Around the world, the majority of people aware of GivingTuesday say that it has inspired them to be more generous.
  • GivingTuesday inspires collective action and generosity all year round–and in times of crisis. $503M in online donations were contributed in the U.S. alone on May 5, during #GivingTuesdayNow a global day of giving and unity created as an emergency response to COVID-19.
  • People can show their generosity in a variety of ways during GivingTuesday. Whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or finding virtual volunteer opportunities with their favorite causes—everyone has something to give and every act of generosity counts.

About GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of
people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.
GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages
people to do good. Over the past eight years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate,
and celebrate generosity.

Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out,
showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we
have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and
everyone has something to give. GivingTuesday strives to build a world in
which the catalytic power of generosity is at the heart of the society we build together, unlocking dignity, opportunity, and equity around the globe.
To learn more about GivingTuesday participants and activities and join the
celebration of generosity, please visit:

Website: www.givingtuesday.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday
Twitter: www.twitter.com/GivingTuesday
Instagram: www.instagram.com/GivingTuesday

Who should you give to?

Start closest to you – who has helped your family, or loved one? These questions might jar your memories – and help open your wallet…

Did your parents or grandparents benefit from Meals on Wheels – https://www.rimeals.org

Was it the Providence Animal Rescue League where you got your fine feline? – https://www.parl.org/

Did you college give you a scholarship or financial aid – just when you needed it – and the direction of your life totally changed?

Did a disease take a loved one too soon? Or are you suffering from one now and your gift might make the biggest difference in research?

Did you ever visit a Food Bank or Soup Kitchen? – https://rifoodbank.org/

Is your favorite performing arts group dark because of COVID? Think Trinity, Festival Ballet; many art galleries are non-profit; community theatre, etc.

And…if you can’t think of any agency or group, how about sending a gift to the family you know who could use it at this time of year? Charity doesn’t need to be an IRS certified organization – most of us don’t give at the level where charitable deductions are the reason why we’re giving – so think of the individual – someone for whom your gift will make a world of difference.

A good general source for Rhode Island?

United Way – https://www.uwri.org

The Rhode Island Foundation – https://rifoundation.org/donate

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