GivingTuesday, the global generosity movement, is rallying a wave of giving and unity in the annual celebration of generosity happening on December 1.
New York, NY – USA | December 02, 2020 –(Press Release Wire)– GivingTuesday, the global generosity movement, is rallying a wave of giving and unity in the annual celebration of generosity happening on December 1. In this continued period of unprecedented need, GivingTuesday is an opportunity for people around the world to come together to show kindness and generosity in all its forms by giving their voice, time, money, goods, and advocacy to support causes, drive systemic change and create positive impact in their communities.
Since 2012, GivingTuesday has inspired hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity. In a recent survey, 84% of those aware of GivingTuesday said they planned to participate.
This year GivingTuesday’s digital headquarters, www.givingtuesday.org, will feature a livestream broadcast, giving data and analysis, the Generosity Idea Factory, and highlights from organizations, communities, and generous givers around the world.
The GivingTuesday Livestream will air at 9am and 7pm EST and will feature stories of generosity from around the world, highlights from campaigns and everyday heroes taking action throughout the day, and shoutouts from special guests, influencers and celebrities. The broadcast will be hosted by Emmy-award-winning talk show contributor Mario Armstrong and viewers can tune into the livestream by visiting www.givingtuesday.org on December 1, or by following GivingTuesday on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.
Individuals and organizations are invited to submit messages that share why and how they give for a chance to be featured on GivingTuesday’s social channels as well as in the official GivingTuesday Livestream on December 1. People are encouraged to submit video messages at https://bit.ly/GivingFor and post on social media using the hashtag #GivingTuesday.
GivingTuesday 2020 will also feature the following initiatives:
#GivingTuesdaySpark, a network of young changemakers who are rallying youth all over the world to give back and get involved.
The GivingTuesday Data Commons will work with its network of technology, platform and academic partners to to track giving on the day and offer analysis and insights on giving trends from 2020.
70+ GivingTuesday country movements are organizing national networks and activities to promote generosity.
230+ GivingTuesday community campaigns around the United States are activating their communities to engage in acts of generosity and raising critical funds for local organizations.
Special opportunities to join the GivingTuesday conversation and give back will be available through top social media platforms, with new tools and celebrity highlights hosted by Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter.
GivingTuesday 2020 coincides with World Aids Day on December 1 and many campaigns will include messages to raise awareness, increase support and foster ongoing action to help millions of people impacted by HIV/AIDS and COVID-19.
Additional campaigns include:
#GivingTuesdayMilitary is challenging its community of military members, families, veterans, and patriotic supporters to share 1 Million Acts of Intentional Kindness.
The National Network to End Domestic Violence is organizing a network-wide #GiveForDV initiative to help #ConnectTheDots between organizations serving survivors of domestic violence, and the support and resources they deserve.
#LatinXGives, a campaign spearheaded by Hispanics in Philanthropy will celebrate and drive resources to Latinx-led and Latinx-serving organizations on GivingTuesday.
#MuslimsGive on LaunchGood will amplify efforts to support Muslim-led crowdfunding campaigns.
#MutualAidHub, a network of hundreds of hyper-local mutual aid groups all over the US are activating their communities around the needs of local residents.
Plus many more campaigns organized by individuals, nonprofits, small businesses, grassroots leaders, and global brands will promote and inspire generosity.
GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Born and incubated at the 92nd Street Y and its Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact in New York City, GivingTuesday is now an independent nonprofit and a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
On May 5 of this year, GivingTuesday launched #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity created as an emergency response to COVID-19. This event generated activity in 145 countries and resulted in a total of $503M in online donations contributed in the U.S. alone.
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 is generously supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PayPal, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the Emerson Collective, Fidelity Charitable, the Ford Foundation, Ford Motor Company, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
GivingTuesday leaders are available for interviews, including:
Asha Curran, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, GivingTuesday
Jamie McDonald, Chief Strategy Officer, GivingTuesday
Woodrow Rosenbaum, Chief Data Officer, GivingTuesday
Celeste Flores, GivingTuesday Communities lead
Dante Plush, GivingTuesday Youth Engagement lead
As well as GivingTuesday country and community leaders representing hundreds of cultures, coalitions and causes around the world.
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