Giving Tuesday 2016
November 2, 2016
Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. During this time of the year, many GFWC clubs and clubwomen begin to consider their own holiday and end-of-year charitable donations. Here are just a few of the ways GFWC clubs can get involved in Giving Tuesday this year.
Donate to GFWC Partners
GFWC currently partners with thirteen 501(c)3 charitable organizations that reflect GFWC’s mission of community improvement through enhancing the lives of others. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Operation Smile, Heifer International, and all of our Partners offer assistance and hope to women and children around the globe. Find the best fit for your club and make a donation for Giving Tuesday! Click here to view the complete list of GFWC’s Partners.
Donate to GFWC
Clubs can also make a donation to GFWC Headquarters for Giving Tuesday. Donations enable GFWC to fund grants and awards, maintain GFWC Headquarters as a National Historic Landmark, support the GFWC Women’s History and Resource Center, and meet community needs in times of disaster. Here are a few ways to donate to GFWC!
Complete a Local Service Project
Participating in Giving Tuesday does not require your club to cut a check! Your club can create its own service project to benefit your local community. Your club can collaborate with local businesses to fundraise for a charitable cause or spend time volunteering at an area charity. Click here to view a list of ideas that could help your club!
Promote and participate in Giving Tuesday via social media. Tell everyone you know about this day of giving by using the hashtag #GivingTuesday. For the full planning tool-kit and sample social media messaging, click here.
As a single mother of two boys requiring emergency medical care in the past, GFWC Oconomowoc Junior Woman’s Club member Elizabeth Davy was determined to work with her club and Emergency Medical Services for Children to fund pediatric jump kit bags for Wisconsin EMS departments.
Success For Survivors Scholarship
Each year, GFWC awards scholarships to help intimate partner abuse survivors obtain a post-secondary education that offers a chance to reshape their future by securing employment and gaining personal independence.
Junior Woman's Club of State College
When Robbin Zirkle moved back to the area after grad school, she addressed the challenge many people face as adults—making new friends— by joining the Junior Woman’s Club of State College (Pennsylvania). GFWC provided her a place to connect with like-minded women who shared her passion for community service.