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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