You made it through Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Now it’s time for nonprofits to get the spotlight with Giving Tuesday, the nearly decade-old online giving holiday.
Delaware does not have an official Giving Tuesday organization, at least according to the U.S. map on givingtuesday.org. But it does have Delaware Gives, a virtual fundraising platform created by Spur Impact that provides year-round fundraising as well as virtual events, such as the marathon Do More 24 Delaware event that returns on March 3 to 4. So far, more than 100 nonprofits have signed up for the 2022 Do More 24, Spur Impact Executive Director Charles Vincent told Technical.ly. Incentives for that event include a $400,000 Delaware Division of the Arts Stretch Pool.
In the meantime, it’s Giving Tuesday, and Delaware nonprofits are putting on their fundraising hats and encouraging people to give what they can this year.
On the DE Gives platform:
- Serviam Girls Academy, a tuition-free, donor-funded middle school for low-income girls in Wilmington is raising funds to build a “gym-a-caf-a-torium.”
- Nativity Prep, another tuition-free middle school for disadvantaged boys, is running a campaign to support its high school and college preparatory program.
- Family Promise of Northern New Castle County, which serves homeless families and those who are at-risk, is launching its end-of-year fundraiser that will continue at least through the holidays.
- The Brandywine Zoo has launched its “Support An Animal!” fundraiser.
- A friend of Children and Families First has launched a fundraiser to support the organization, which helps children facing adversity.
One Village Alliance, Delaware Antiracist Alliance and Delaware Women for Inclusion have launched a holiday giving program that will directly help local families in need this season:
NAMI Delaware is fundraising to support mental health care in Delaware:
It’s more important than ever to build a stronger mental health system. Donate to NAMI Delaware on #GivingTuesday and help us to provide the care, support & services needed to help people who are affected by mental illness in Delaware!https://t.co/zveMNzu386
— NAMI Delaware (@NAMIDelaware) November 29, 2021
Delaware Libraries has an active Giving Tuesday campaign where participants can give to their local Delaware library to support programming, Wi-Fi hotspots, bookmobiles, supplies and kits for learning, and adding new books to the library system’s collection:
Delaware Libraries Launch Statewide #GivingTuesday Campaign https://t.co/N8Ebsb1cX7
— Delaware Library Association (@DeLibAssoc) November 29, 2021
First Tee Delaware’s campaign supports using the game of golf to help youth develop confidence and skills:
Are you in? Tomorrow, we’ll unite for a worldwide celebration of generosity. GivingTuesday is an opportunity for people to come together through generosity in all its forms. Support First Tee – Delaware for the 2021 #GivingTuesday event. https://t.co/3mL34L0Zy8 pic.twitter.com/5MCuofrtH5
— FirstTeeDelaware (@TheFirstTeeDE) November 29, 2021
Connecting Generations Delaware is raising funds to support its child-focused programming:
#GivingTuesday was started as a charitable counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. As we approach the world’s biggest day of generosity, we ask that you consider supporting our programs to impact more children in Delaware. #GivingTuesday2021 pic.twitter.com/m5ge2mSToG
— Connecting Generations (@ConnGenDe) November 29, 2021
YWCA Delaware’s goal is to eliminate racism and empower women through programming, classes and community outreach:
#GivingTuesday is one week away! Please consider supporting YWCA Delaware’s mission to eliminate racism and empower women. No amount is too small to make an impact in the lives of the women, girls, and families we serve! https://t.co/NY3FdkRuEo pic.twitter.com/49U68rRHk2
— YWCA Delaware (@ywcade) November 24, 2021
Support Black prenatal, pregnancy and postnatal care with Black Mothers in Power:
we are participating in #GivingTuesday will you join us in supporting black mothers in Delaware during and after pregnancy?#Delaware
— Black Mothers in Power (@bmipdelaware) November 22, 2021
University of Delaware is fundraising to support departments and programs that work hard on environmental issues:
We're one week from #GivingTuesday. Add our students and programs to your giving list.
🌎 Climate Change Science and Policy Hub
🌈 CANR DEI Committee
🌿 Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Program
🐎 Equine Microbiome Project
🍎 Delaware Fit Bizhttps://t.co/Gp0zByCFRD#UDel pic.twitter.com/UgWpt2tmgI
— UDAgNaturalResources (@UDcanr) November 23, 2021
Also connected to UD, the Delaware Sea Grant is raising funds for its work in the inland bays:
#GivingTuesday is just around the corner! Your support will allow our team to enhance, expand and continue our efforts towards volunteer-based derelict crab pot removal effort in Delaware’s Inland Bays! https://t.co/HMZS1J7hOP
— Delaware Sea Grant (@DESeaGrant) November 22, 2021
Policy scientist Troy Mix is using HenFunder to support the UD Institute for Public Administration:
I'm a product of the @DelawareIPA student experience + proud to carry out their mission through my work. As #GivingTuesday approaches, consider joining me in support of IPA's mission to develop public leaders + deliver public service in Delaware and beyond https://t.co/pKzGJpV0B2
— Troy Mix (@TDMix) November 20, 2021
To find more local Giving Tuesday campaigns, just search for #GivingTuesday on social media.
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