It’s #GivingTuesday – Here’s How YOU Can Help
Now in its fifth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving back.
After Thanksgiving comes two of the largest shopping days of the year—Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And while these days might be great for getting good deals on presents, they can move the focus of the season off of helping others.
Also called the National Day of Giving, #GivingTuesday is a reaction to the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday and aimed to create a space for people to dedicate an entire day to giving back through charitable donations and acts. The movement has been growing every year, and GreaterGood.org is proud to take part!
#GivingTuesday donations make great gifts… you will receive a beautiful downloadable certificate with each purchase that will truly make a huge impression on your loved one this holiday season. Imagine their joy as they open a Gift That Gives MoreTM to a cause they care about.
This year we are offering 5 unique ways to help, no matter what your or your loved one’s cause is. We are hosting 5 virtual drives—help us make this the biggest #GivingTuesday yet!
#GivingTuesday Pet Food Drive
One of the biggest expenses for shelters and rescue groups is feeding animals in their care. As the temperature drops this holiday season, freezing weather leads to extra expenses for shelters that are already overcrowded. That’s why GreaterGood is hosting a food drive for animals! The money raised today will provide free, nutritious meals to shelters across the country.
Your gift will help bring high-quality pet food to shelters and rescue groups nationwide—providing nourishment to dogs, cats, and other rescue animals who need it most. The best part? Animals that are healthy, happy, and well-fed stand a much better chance of being adopted.
When you give $2.00, you will provide 80 meals for animals in shelters. Last year, we fed over 1.5 million shelter animals in need—this year, let’s BEAT that number!
#GivingTuesday Acre Drive for Jaguars
#GivingTuesday, the global day of giving back, is here! Join the movement by giving to our acre drive for jaguars. Last year, we protected over 1,300 acres of land—this year, let’s BEAT that number! Help make this the biggest #GivingTuesday yet!
The majestic jaguar once roamed from South America all the way to the Grand Canyon, but because of habitat loss, the population is dwindling. Jaguars are essential to the health of the ecosystem, and without you, their survival is uncertain. This #GivingTuesday, only you can save acres of critical habitat for jaguars through our Project Wildcat program.
When you give just $1.44, you will protect an acre of land for jaguars. As human activities continue to destroy natural habitats, no time is better than today to join the #GivingTuesday movement!
#GivingTuesday Scholarship Drive
Every child deserves a high-quality education. Yet even today, barriers still exist for girls to achieve their basic right to go to and remain in school. Right now over 62 million girls are not in school, and 32 million secondary-aged girls are missing out on their education. Through GreaterGood.org’s Girls’ Scholarship program—with the help of charity partners around the world—you can make a difference in a girl’s life by covering her tuition, books, and uniform.
Your $28 gift will keep a girl in school for one month when she otherwise wouldn’t be. This #GivingTuesday, partner with us to send as many girls to school as possible!
#GivingTuesday Comfort Package Drive for Veterans
This holiday season, when you’re visiting with friends and family, thousands of soldiers are overseas, far away from home. On #GivingTuesday, you have the opportunity to give them thanks for their service. Care packages give soldiers the comforts of home that include essential toiletries, goodies, and letters from back home. Let them know that you have not forgotten about them.
For just $5, you can ship a care package for two active members of the U.S. Military. Last year we helped ship out over 4,000 care packages—this year, let’s BEAT that number! Join us on this heartwarming mission to make this the biggest #GivingTuesday yet!
#GivingTuesday Mammogram Drive
With 1 in 8 U.S. women developing breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, you probably know someone who is fighting it. Mammography is still the best way to catch breast cancer early. Surprisingly, many women at highest risk for the disease, such as ethnic minorities and women living in poverty, have limited access to this potentially life-saving screening test. GreaterGood.org and The Breast Cancer Site™ fund healthcare providers around the United States that offer free mammograms to the women who need it most.
This #GivingTuesday, you can help fund mammograms for as little as $5. Partner with us today to provide as many free mammograms as possible!
We are proud to be a part of the GreaterGood Community. Thank you for making this the best #GivingTuesday yet!
by Noah Horton, November 29, 2016