Giving Tuesday 2017
November 9, 2017
With Thanksgiving around the corner, that means Giving Tuesday is almost here too. Giving Tuesday is an international day encouraging everyone to kick off the season of giving. It takes place on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the U.S. to remind people to be generous to others for the holidays following the shopping events of both Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Consider some of these ways you can participate in Giving Tuesday this year!
Donate to GFWC
Giving Tuesday is right around the time when GFWC clubs and clubwomen begin to think about their end-of-year giving. When you contribute to GFWC, you are upholding our legacy and expanding the reach of our projects and programs. Since GFWC is a 501C(3) charitable organization, that means your donations are tax-deductible. Here are a few ways you can make your donations to GFWC:
Campaign for the Future– You can help preserve GFWC Headquarters. The historic building isn’t just a headquarters, but a home, and a symbol of the organization’s endurance.
Disaster and Relief Funds- Library Replenishment Fund– You can help restock the collections of libraries that have been impacted by natural and manmade disasters.
Friends of WHRC– You can support the WHRC and its outreach activities, fellowships, and internships, and help preserve and build its collections of publications on women’s history.
GFWC Signature Program Fund– You can support the victims of domestic violence by helping fund scholarships for them to pursue higher education.
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs
1734 N Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
If you send a check, make sure to specify which fund you want to support.
Donations aren’t the only thing you can give for Giving Tuesday. You can also give your time and effort to a service project in your community. Plan a day of service and invite your friends, family, and neighbors to get involved!
Rally on Social Media
Don’t forget to promote the day on social media with the hashtag #GivingTuesday so that more people can join! Social media has proved to be a beneficial method of getting large-scale participation in something like Giving Tuesday. One way to maximize your impact is to be specific! If you’re going to be donating to a specific cause, encourage your friends on social media to make a donation as well. Share the link so that they can more easily access where to donate, and will be more likely to do so. Even if you ask your friends to spare just $5 for your cause, it can have a big effect if multiple people join in.
Donate to GFWC Partners
The partnerships that GFWC creates are important to the organization’s success in changing our communities for the better. GFWC Partners are a great resource for clubs, and so this Giving Tuesday, you can decide on the partner that best fits your club’s interests and make a donation to ensure that their hard work continues. Click here for a complete list of our partners.
No matter how you decide to celebrate Giving Tuesday, we’re sure you’ll create positive change and make sure that the day lives up to its name.
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Preshus Howard is about to celebrate her 10th anniversary as a clubwoman, and her time with GFWC has been a journey of discovering her own strengths and how she can use them to help others. As GFWC Kentucky’s Director of Junior Clubs for the 2016-2018 Administration, Preshus has been proud to use her position to rally clubwomen around causes that matter to her.
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.
GFWC Millington Junior Women's Club
Each year April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Kathleen Sweeney, Executive Director/Forensic Interviewer of The Child Advocacy Center of Tuscola County (CACTC), spoke at GFWC Millington Junior Women's Club (Michigan) monthly meeting and told members that 10% of the 235 reported cases of child abuse in 2017 in Tuscola County were from Millington Township, including Millington. It inspired them to take action with the "Color Me Blue" Project.