New Hope Celebrates is planning an “I Gave a Buck Challenge” for #GivingTuesday, set for Dec. 1. #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been driven by individuals, charities, businesses and communities across the U.S. and in countries around the world.
Just as Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday is the opening day of the giving season. This global day of generosity continues to gain traction across the country in its eighth year, with thousands of organizations and millions of people expected to take part. Since 2013, #GivingTuesday has united millions to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.
The impact of #GivingTuesday goes beyond charitable donations, inspiring giving in all its forms. From coast to coast, people embrace this day as an opportunity to raise money for local charities and nonprofits, run food and clothing drives, give blood, encourage kindness, help a neighbor and celebrate generosity. At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, #GivingTuesday is an opportunity for people around the world to stand together in unity and use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and heal.
NHC is a nonprofit organization with an all-volunteer board. It depends on the generosity of partners and donations from the community to be able to bring social, educational and historical events throughout the year, including its annual Pride Parade and Festival each May. Through #GivingTuesday and the “I Gave a Buck Challenge,” NHC has a goal of raising $2,021, which will go toward funding its efforts in 2021.
“#GivingTuesday inspires people all around the world to embrace their power to drive progress around the causes they care about, not just on one day but throughout the year,” said Asha Curran, #GivingTuesday’s CEO and co-founder. “With country and community leaders, millions of organizations, and countless givers of all kinds, #GivingTuesday is creating a shared space where we can see the radical implications of a more generous world.”