Support The Salvation Army on Giving Tuesday
For the past 10 years, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been an internationally recognized day to contribute to charity. It’s called Giving Tuesday, and it began as a response to the consumerism taking place at the start of the Christmas season.
Following Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Small Business Saturday, Giving Tuesday encourages people to step away from shopping and do something a bit more meaningful by donating to nonprofits all over the United States—and the world.
The Salvation Army encourages everyone to search their hearts and minds when considering how to bless an organization with their personal resources. Many Salvation Army Corps will have matching gifts that day, so people can double their impact when they donate.
While Giving Tuesday is gaining traction every year, it’s not the main source of funding for The Salvation Army. Our programs and services are primarily supported by the generosity of monthly, recurring donors, grants, community partnerships and estate planning. But every contribution, no matter how small, is vital. It all adds up quickly and means so much to the individuals and families who receive assistance.
Giving Tuesday is not just about donating money. There are many other ways you can help at The Salvation Army and make the world a better place. For example, sign up to be a volunteer! Lend a hand at a one-time event or make a weekly or monthly commitment to a program that resonates with you. Whether it’s helping distribute Christmas gifts, tutoring a child after school, or visiting with senior citizens who are homebound, there are so many opportunities to give back.
Also, we invite you to share information about the good work we do on Giving Tuesday. Spread the word among family and friends about how we support individuals in need without discrimination. You can be a resource for those seeking help and open doors to local businesses and community leaders so they can come alongside us.
To learn about how we’re #doingthemostgood, and read client stories from across the Midwest, visit The Salvation Army Central Territory.