What is #GivingTuesday?

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable gifting season when many people make holiday and year-end gifts.

Learn more about the global movement here.

What is #GRgives on #GivingTuesday?

Founded in 2016, #GRgives on #GivingTuesday is a city-wide campaign to raise funds, find volunteers, and build awareness for nonprofits in the Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan area. Designed to create a local movement around #GivingTuesday, #GRgives helps nonprofits band together — promoting one resource for all to share their donation and volunteer opportunities, and one place for our community members to find all the ways they can give.

What is the goal of #GRgives?

The goal of #GRgives on #GivingTuesday is to celebrate generosity and encourage community members to donate their time, talent, or money to one of the over 3,000 nonprofits here in Grand Rapids.

Did you know?

You don’t have to be a world leader or a billionaire to give back.

#GRgives is about ordinary people coming together to do extraordinary things. $380 million dollars were raised on Giving Tuesday in 2018, but true to the movement’s grassroots nature, the average gift was just $105. #GRgives is also about connecting volunteers with causes they care about — generosity isn’t just about money; donating your time or talents is great ways to give back to your community!

#GRgives joins city-wide #GivingTuesday efforts across the country.

From Baltimore to Lansing to Seattle, #GRgives on #GivingTuesday is a special call to action that brings diverse organizations and local communities together to give back.

#GRgives celebrates generosity by providing people with an opportunity to give more and give smarter.

#GRgives on #GivingTuesday unites charities, corporations, small businesses, and individuals to show our community that we give as good as we get.

#GRgives recognizes the gifts of time and talent.

Volunteering is just as important as monetary donations to the issues you care about.

Who’s behind #GRgives?

#GRgives is a coalition of dedicated community partners. Everyone has donated time and talent to create a common giving initiative for Giving Tuesday.

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