What is #GivingTuesday? “GivingTuesday started as a day for anyone, anywhere to give, and it’s grown into the biggest giving movement in the world.” (GivingTuesday website).
Launching in the US in 2012 in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, #GivingTuesday branched out into its own organization by becoming a national online giving campaign. Usually occurring on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this movement grew as a way to begin the giving season and give back to the causes and issues that matter to you. Emmaus Homes has participated in #GivingTuesday every year since 2016. This year, #GivingTuesday takes place on December 3, 2019. ADD TO CALENDAR
In an era going digital, we need new ways to connect with each other and organizations alike. The initiative of the #GivingTuesday movement has done just that, connecting people around the globe to causes and nonprofit organizations that they are not only passionate about, but also organizations who would otherwise not have the resources to receive donations from donors internationally. Giving people and nonprofits alike a chance to take lead on changing the world by truly making a difference. Stated on the #GivingTuesday website: “GivingTuesday harnesses the generosity of millions of people around the world to support the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. We believe the movement will become the first global day of giving and a year-round platform for strengthening civil society.”
#GivingTuesday 2018 Statistics:
- Total Online Gifts: 3.6 Million
- Dollars Raised Online: $400 Million
- Social Media Impressions: 14.2 Billion
- More than 150 Countries Participated
At Emmaus, we raised more than $11,000 in 2018. With generosity from more than 70 individual donors and 22 Facebook Fundraisers, we received 1000+ video views from last year’s campaign.
This year, your #GivingTuesday donations to Emmaus will make sure that people with developmental disabilities have the support they need at their side. Because without Direct Support Professionals, the clients we support can’t have the special moments they want to have in the community, to be included just like everyone else.
This #GivingTuesday, Emmaus is proud to announce the launch our MomentMaker initiative. Encouraging donors to become MomentMakers for the clients we support by giving a monthly gift to Emmaus. Find out how you can receive a free t-shirt by signing up to be a MomentMaker HERE.
You’re a piece of the puzzle! By participating in #GivingTuesday, you can spread awareness and give back. Your donation to Emmaus will allow us to continue to ensure a high quality of life for more than 270 clients in the greater St. Louis community!