What is #GivingTuesday?
This year, on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, we are celebrating a day dedicated to giving - when charities, families, businesses, communities, students and more will all come together for a special 24-hour online giving event called #GivingTuesday - a call to action to celebrate giving and kick off the holiday giving season.
Last year, more than 45,000 organizations in 71 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday, including the River Region United Way. We are proud to once again take part in the worldwide effort.
In the River Region, we're working every day to ensure every child has a quality education, every family has a stable income, and all our neighbors can enjoy good health. But to continue the important work of improving the quality of life in the River Region, we need your help.
How Can I Help?
GIVE: Make a financial gift
Many of you have already made a gift through your workplace giving campaign, and we appreciate that more than we can say. What we're asking now is that you consider making a one-time gift to celebrate the season of giving. Even a small amount can make a big difference in the lives of the nearly 135,000 people impacted by the River Region United Way every year. And all donations made to the River Region United Way on Giving Tuesday – and those made at any time to RRUW – stay right here in our River Region.
ADVOCATE: Become a social media advocate
Whether you're able to give time or money, we ask that you please take a moment and spread the word on your social media pages. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and share and retweet our #GivingTuesday posts. Please be sure to include the hashtag #RRUWGivingTuesday. Or post a selfie with this sign - print it out, snap a picture and share on social media. Tell the world why you are choosing to celebrate #GivingTuesday! Encourage your friends to spread the word. Together, let's create a true day of giving.
VOLUNTEER: Make a gift of time well spent
We understand that the holidays can leave many of us a little strapped for cash. So if you still want to give back on #GivingTuesday, consider signing up for volunteer opportunities, either with RRUW or one of our affiliate agencies. The gift of your time and talent is also valuable to us.
On November 29th, let's all LIVE UNITED and show that
the River Region truly gives as good as it gets!
For more information about #GivingTuesday, contact Mendie Nord at 334.323.2503.