What Will You Give on #GivingTuesday?

By Global Moms Challenge

November 27, 2012

Global Moms Challenge partners, along with more than 2,000 other organizations, have embraced a new day to celebrate giving. On the heels of the post-Thanksgiving sales days known as Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we are thrilled to share in the spirit of #GivingTuesday. It’s a day to help us all give better, give smarter and give more, to the causes we care about— a day to show that America gives as good as it gets!

You can find how many of our partners are celebrating and join us all in getting out the give today! Share this post or posts from our other favorite charities today and join in the giving season’s opening day! What will you give today?

GAIN/Future Fortified 

Future Fortified focuses their work on improving access to good nutrition for women and children around the world. They are focused on a new fundraising drive for Bangladesh this #GivingTuesday. Proper nutrition makes all the difference for children to have strong bodies and minds.

American Cancer Society 

The American Cancer Society will be promoting the multiple ways that volunteers across the country can support the American Cancer Society by creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

CARE

Not only is CARE  is fighting global poverty, but they’ve been doing it since 1945! They have been celebrating with a fundraising contest in which people challenge their friends to raise money for CARE, the winner will travel with CARE to see their work first-hand. They are also holding a giving-themed Birthday Party for CARE at their Atlanta-based headquarters and regional offices around the country. Today, CARE’s Washington, D.C. staff will donate CARE Packages of toiletries and bedding to SAFE, a local nonprofit that supports women who have experienced domestic violence

And we thought you might enjoy THIS cheeky take on the post Thanksgiving shopping hangover!

UNICEF

For every dollar donated to UNICEF for a measles vaccine on #GivingTuesday, an anonymous donor through the U.S. Fund for UNICEF will match it $1-for-$1, up to a total of $15,000.  Each year, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF offers holiday shoppers an array of holiday cards and gifts, as well as a lineup of exclusive products sold in partnership with top brands to benefit UNICEF’s life-saving programs for children across the globe. For millions of children in developing countries, a gift purchased from UNICEF’s holiday collection means supporting programs that improve and protect lives. Also, In the spirit of the season, Starwood Hotels and Resorts and its award-winning Starwood Preferred Guest program has partnered with #GivingTuesday™, and will donate 10 Starpoints® to UNICEF for every Cyber Monday booking, up to 500,000 points.

m2m

mothers2mothers (m2m), employ Mentor Mothers, who are mothers living with HIV, to work at under-resourced medical clinics in sub-Saharan Africa. There they provide lifesaving information and one-on-one support to HIV-positive pregnant women and new mothers, teaching them how to prevent the transmission of HIV to their babies and stay alive to raise them. m2m has provided health and hope for about one million women and their babies. Join them on #GivingTuesday and help end pediatric AIDS: An HIV-free generation is within our reach.

Save The Children 

Save the Children is celebrating #GivingTuesday by sharing gratitude on behalf of the girls and boys who have a brighter future thanks to the generosity of their donors. They have a double match for all donations made to Save the Children today – that means your gift goes twice as far!

Shot@Life

Shot@Life launched a new online store today for supporters to purchase gifts that give back like Shot@Life-inspired cell phone cases, holiday cards, water bottles, tshirts and more! Proceeds from these gifts will go to help vaccinate children around the world from four of the most deadly childhood diseases.

World Vision

This week, any donation made to World Vision in the areas of foodclothing, or school supplies for children in the United States will be designated for the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Their relief teams have been in some of the most vulnerable communities hit by this devastating East Coast storm.

White Ribbon Alliance

Read this beautiful message from Tessa Dunning, a White Ribbon Alliance member and midwife in London, who shared an inspiring story of her visit to Tanzania. This experience led Tess to give her time to raise money in support of bettering maternal health around the world through the White Ribbon Alliance. Then join them in helping more midwives receive the critical training they need to help mothers survive childbirth.

International Medical Corps

Since its inception nearly 30 years ago, International Medical Corps’ mission has been consistent: relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster and disease, by delivering vital health care services that focus on training. This approach of helping people help themselves is critical to returning devastated populations to self-reliance. You can support their work here.

Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps, an international relief organization alleviating poverty and suffering in the world’s toughest places, want to know what inspires YOU to give your time, your energy, or your money to support a cause? They are creating a big, virtual quilt that celebrates generosity and the spirit of giving at http://www.mercycorps.org/whyigive. You can post an image to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #WhyIGive and it will appear on their giving wall.

Every Mother Counts 

This #GivingTuesday, help EMC buy birthing kits for mothers in Uganda their Mozilla Firefox Challenge page. $22 buys one kit to help keep a mother safe during delivery. For mothers who have nothing, this gift could mean the difference between having a safe birth and becoming a statistic.  This #GivingTuesday, give a gift that could mean the difference between life and death. For mothers, that’s the ultimate gift that keeps on giving.

UNHCR 

There are a number of critical refugee situations around the world right now. Your generous support to the UN Refugee Agency will provide protection, shelter, clean water, and life-saving assistance to refugees around the world. Donate here.

GlobalGiving

GlobalGiving is partnering with Microsoft to celebrate #GivingTuesday. Together they’ve created GiveForYouth.org, a micro-giving portal that makes it easy for people to fund and follow youth around the world. On #GivingTuesday, when someone makes a donation on http://GiveForYouth.org, Microsoft will match that donation dollar for dollar, up to a total of $100,000.

Catapult

Catapult combines the financial power and actions of people likemus to help tackle gender inequality. Catapult gift cards will arrive in time for #GivingTuesday! This new feature allows their community to purchase gift cards and email them to friends and family. People who receive gift cards can redeem them on Catapult and receive credit in their account to use for their next donation. Catapult is an initiative of Women Deliver.

Want to know more about #GivingTuesday? Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and lets get giving.  Happy #GivingTuesday!

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