Why We Participate

It started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y, a New York City nonprofit organization dating back to 1874, as part of a partnership with the United Nations Foundation.

In an interview with NPR during its inaugural year, United Nations Foundation President and CEO Kathy Calvin said the event was started to help people rethink how to give during the holidays.

“Not sitting alone at their kitchen table at the end of the year making those end-of-year contributions, but actually in a group experience where they’re sharing that passion with others,” Calvin said. (USA Today)

Hand giving an out stretched hand a paper heart

#GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

Joining in on a feel-good moment seems like a no brainer. #GivingTuesday provides an opportunity for us to feel like we are part of something bigger. Bigger than the Black Friday sales or ticking off the gifts you need to get for everyone on your list. Acts of kindness, a helping hand or joining a movement to support a worthy cause is the REAL spirit of the giving season.

Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger, 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 is Coming…

This year, #GivingTuesday is November 30. Join the movement and give, whether it’s some of your time, a donation, or the power of your voice in your local community. You could gather some friends (in person or virtually) and give together. And, until universal preschool is actually implemented, funding preschool scholarships is a great way to participate (wink, wink).

Help fund a scholarship here.

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