Yes, it’s #GivingTuesday again already. Sort of.
In response to the need caused by COVID-19, the nonprofit Giving Tuesday launched a new event, #GivingTuesdayNow on May 5 — the “now” in reference to the emergency need for fundraising during the pandemic.
Just like with regular #GivingTuesday, the annual social media event that falls on the first Tuesday after Black Friday (this year, Dec. 1), #GivingTuesdayNow is a global campaign that uses social networking to raise funds for nonprofits. In most cases, you can donate to participating causes any day of the year, but sometimes you’ll find Giving Tuesday matching events or other incentives on the day that can maximize your donations.
In Delaware, there are several ways to support #GivingTuesdayNow. The easiest is to go to the DelawareGives CovidHelpDE page, where you can donate with zero processing fees taken out. All funds donated via this page will go to COVID-19 relief.
Several Delaware organizations are also participating the old fashioned way, using the hashtag on social media, including Special Olympics Delaware, WestSide Health and a collaboration between the Delaware Blue Coats and Wilmington Blue Rocks. In some cases, funds will go directly to COVID-19 relief, and in others the campaign is an opportunity for non-COVID-related nonprofits to raise funds during a time when not a lot of donations are coming in.
Check out some of the Delaware orgs participating in #GivingTuesdayNow:
Giving Tuesday Now is a day of giving and unity. TOGETHER we can face this crisis. Help our #HealthcareHeroes care for all our patients, sick and well. https://t.co/HZWTCHb5NI #InThisTogether #InThisTogether #netDE #valueCHCs #deCOVID #coronavirus #GivingTuesdayNow pic.twitter.com/Brwri3IFjA
— Westside Family Healthcare (@westsidehealth) May 5, 2020
Help children, families, and neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Join our #GivingTuesdayNow fundraiser today. We stand united with our partners, and the community. Please Give. https://t.co/kdtjB5Mhhd @philanthropyDE @DelCommunity @DE_Nonprofit @spurimpact #netde
— United Way Delaware (@UnitedWayDE) May 5, 2020
Please support Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware during today's national day of giving and unity. Your support will impact the lives of Delaware's youth and our local communities #supportbgclubsde #bgclubsde Together we heal. Together we stand. Together we give. #GivingTuesdayNOW pic.twitter.com/BzqkPO1KQ8
— Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware (@BGClubsDE) May 5, 2020
— Delaware Blue Coats (@blue_coats) May 5, 2020
Today is #GivingTuesdayNOW, a day of unity in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Your donation will support AIDS Delaware and support services that are critically important during this time of unprecedented need: https://t.co/kFO01TDmG0 pic.twitter.com/35NC7tsDSt
— AIDS Delaware (@AIDSDE) May 5, 2020
Today is #GivingTuesdayNow, a 🌎 movement 2 offer help & hope at a time when non-profits are in need.
— Delaware Estuary (@DelawareEstuary) May 5, 2020
#GivingTuesdayNow is an opportunity for people to stand together in unity—let’s support homebound seniors of Delaware! If you’d like to help seniors in need, donate to Meals on Wheels Delaware. https://t.co/SIpZbI4AVS
We are so thankful to those who have given in 2020. pic.twitter.com/oW7HYEtvyN
— Meals On Wheels DE (@MealsOnWheelsDE) May 5, 2020
We’re matching all donations for #GivingTuesdayNow! Help us get Special Olympics Delaware athletes out of isolation and back in the game as soon as possible. Donate now: https://t.co/WVDaVmMvJP pic.twitter.com/kxcCWvTaWL
— Special Olympics Del (@SODelaware) May 5, 2020
TOMORROW is #GivingTuesdayNow! It's an opportunity for our community to stand together. We're asking you to join us out of generosity to remain connected and to allow us to keep building relationships and expressing the love of Christ. Learn how at https://t.co/CpYukaKCj6 #netde pic.twitter.com/Z8uGMBauZ6
— UrbanPromise Wilm DE (@UrbanPromiseDE) May 4, 2020
With challenges surrounding us, take a moment to read Shannon's inspiring story of faith and perseverance. Please support BIAD today on #givingtuesdaynow so we may continue helping brain injury survivors and caregivers throughout Delaware. To donate, visit https://t.co/uI6AkfP73C pic.twitter.com/rmufdDv2IK
— BrainInjuryofDE (@BIA_of_Delaware) May 5, 2020
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