#GivingTuesday in Charlotte

Categories: ASC, ASC Projects, Blog

By Laura Sharpe, Associate Director, Community Giving

Thanksgiving is just days away and with the turkey and dressing comes Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday but not a specific day for giving back and making a difference – the true spirit of the holiday season. This is why New York’s 92nd Street Y brought together a group, including United Nations Foundation, DonorsChoose.org and Unilever, to launch #GivingTuesday.

On Tuesday, November 27 hundreds of nonprofits, including the Arts & Science Council, individuals and companies will participate in a national day of giving to raise funds and awareness through social media for important causes everywhere. Individuals are essential to the success of #GivingTuesday. Some ways you may be involved include:

  • Spread the word about #GivingTuesday and invite your friends and family to share in the celebration of giving. Sample posts and tweets are available by clicking here.
  • Choose your favorite project or nonprofit and make a contribution on or around #GivingTuesday.
  • Donate your time to your favorite charity on or around #GivingTuesday.
  • When you gather with your family on Thanksgiving, ask everyone to empty their pockets. Collect 10% of the money and select a project or nonprofit where you all want the money to go.

For more information on #Giving Tuesday, visit givingtuesday.org.

To give through power2give.org, click here.

To give to the Arts & Science Council, click here.