This #GivingTuesday, we saw the power of the community come together as fundraisers on our site received at least one donation every minute. Now that’s a full day of giving.
Since its inception in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a worldwide phenomenon that kicks off the holiday season with a global day of giving back. While Black Friday and Cyber Monday are dedicated to finding the perfect gifts to give to your friends and family, #GivingTuesday is a day focused on giving to those who need it the most, whether it’s a close friend, a global nonprofit or an initiative in your community.
We’ve always been strong proponents of charitable giving and social innovation, and this year, we had more fundraisers participate than ever before! We decided to host #GivingTuesday on the new site we built specifically for social impact fundraising, Generosity. We hoped our new site’s name would represent the spirit of #GivingTuesday 2015, and we weren’t disappointed. To date, #GivingTuesday fundraisers have raised more than $3M from 28.5K donations across all 50 states and from more than 110 countries!
A few fundraisers with the most donations on #GivingTuesday included:
10,000 Baby Carriers for Refugees in Greece, started by the nonprofit group ‘Carry The Future.’ This campaign helps migrant parents keep their children safe through donations and baby carriers!
J.K. Rowling’s Lumos: Help Kids with Disabilities – Lumos is an international, non-profit founded by J.K. Rowling to help countries reform services for disadvantaged children and end institutionalization by 2050.
DreamWakers: Waking Dreams. Inspiring Careers uses free video chat services like Skype and Google Hangout, to link diverse & dynamic speakers into high-need public school classrooms.
#GivingTuesday is just the start of an exciting holiday season. Show your own Generosity by checking out and sharing the causes that resonate with you most on the #GivingTuesday 2015 collections page.
Feeling inspired? Start your own fundraiser to raise money for what matters to you. Happy Holidays!