For anyone who ever wished to have the power to make a really big impact on the world, GivingTuesday can be a dream come true.
Last year, more than 3.6 million people from 150 countries joined together to raise $400 million on GivingTuesday. United Way Worldwide, with our corporate and nonprofit partners, stands ready to keep the momentum going this year to fuel the critical community cornerstones of education, financial stability and health around the world. GivingTuesday is an international movement that harnesses the generosity of millions of people around the world to support the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. On this day, every single act of volunteerism or donation to United Way is amplified by the sheer number of people joining in.
Established in 2012, in the U.S. as a celebratory kickoff to the holiday giving season, GivingTuesday happens on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and has become a worldwide philanthropic event. This year, GivingTuesday will be on December 3 and you can join in to help power change, whether it’s your first time or you’ve participated before.
The power of one. The impact of many. The best part about GivingTuesday? It doesn’t take a heroic effort to make an impact. Donate the $5 you would spend on a cup of coffee and it can provide books for a ParentChild+ early literacy training. That $10 app for your phone can become a STEM activity books for 25 preschoolers. And the power of any amount you donate is supercharged by the collective giving that will happen on December 3.
If you’ve never participated in GivingTuesday, mark your calendar to earn your cape this year by making a gift to United Way of Central Jersey by December 3rd.