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What is #GivingTuesday?

On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, we celebrate a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, organizations and communities to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on December 3rd - a day when we can all come together for a special 24-hour online giving event as we promote generosity and kick off the holiday giving season.

The River Region United Way is proud to take part, once again, in this worldwide effort to promote generosity. In the River Region, we fight for the health, education, financial stability and basic needs of every person in every community. 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 130,000 people impacted by the River Region United Way every year. And your donation made to the River Region United Way on Giving Tuesday stays 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 help 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 these hashtags: #GivingTuesday2019  #RiverRegionUnitedWay. 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 the River Region United Way or one of our affiliate agencies. The gifts of your time and talent are also valuable to us.


On December 3rd, 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, V.P. of Branding and Communications, at 334.323.2503.