GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV)- We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, community members will come together to give. It’s a simple idea. Here in West Michigan there are multiple organizations participating in Giving Tuesday, including: the Opera Grand Rapids, where if you make a donation a donor will match your gift. The Salvation Army in West Michigan also has a donation match up to $30,000 for all donations made on Dec. 2.
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GIVING TUESDAY BY THE NUMBERS
30,000+ PARTNERS IN 68 COUNTRIES including small businesses, nonprofits, government agencies and major corporations
ESTIMATED 470% INCREASE IN ONLINE donations on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving since its inception in 2012
32.7 MILLION TWITTER IMPRESSIONS and 750,000+ hashtag mentions
Now in its fourth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. We’ve all heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but #GivingTuesday starts the charitable season in a positive way. Any gesture big or small will contribute to Giving Tuesday.
*Facts courtesy: GivingTuesday.org