April 29, 2020

Giving Tuesday Now


On May 5, 2020 we come together as a global community…
To give. To help. To thank. To heal.

#GivingTuesdayNow is a day to come together and give back in response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19, no matter who or where we are. Together, a global network of leaders, partners, communities, and generous individuals can all tap into the power of human connection and grassroots generosity. Whether you give your voice, goods, your time, or your money, let’s come together on behalf of our communities and help people in need.

Donate Today

Ways To Spread Kindness On Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesdayNow is about giving of all types — some may choose to give a financial contribution or a fundraising drive, others will opt to reach out to neighbors, start an advocacy campaign, donate goods or extra supplies, share gratitude to frontline workers and those keeping us safe. If you can show generosity and share kindness, you have something to give!

Make a Financial Contribution
  • Donate a one-time gift today online or by mail to YWCA Spokane, 930 N Monroe St, Spokane, WA 99201.
  • Join our Impact Partner community of recurring monthly donors.
  • Become a Visionary Leader with a gift of $1000 or more.
Additional Ways To Give
  • Help our safe shelter secure wishlist items for survivors of domestic violence.
  • Purchase gift cards from local grocery stories, gas stations, and restaurants in support of our clients.
  • Double your impact by having your gift matched by your place of work.
  • Be forever remembered through our Legacy Circle.
  • Learn about other ways you can give here.
Spread Kindness
  • Conduct a peer-to-peer fundraiser online to gather support from friends.
  • Share kindness with your neighbors–check on those who are alone and may need help with errands or just a friendly voice to talk to.
  • Show gratitude and message with our healthcare workers, service providers, and other essential workers, like our shelter staff, who are making sure other are supported, even at risk to their own health.  
  • Post a poster or sign of support for your community workers, neighbors and passers by to cheer them up and on. 
  • Share a quick tutorial that offers up a skill or lesson to help others discover something new or helps students add to their at-home learning.
  • Encourage others to share kindness and be generous during this time.
Spread Awareness
  • Post an #Unselfie–a post on social media that shares a message about why you give back.
  • Create your own peer-to-peer fundraiser for YWCA Spokane through Facebook.
  • Change your Twitter display name to show your support for this effort and YWCA Spokane.
  • Add Facebook frame to your profile to show that you’re giving back for #GivingTuesdayNow. 
  • Add an Instagram donate sticker to your story. 
  • Share why YWCA Spokane matters to you or a story about how someone has inspired you to help.
  • Add a favorite nonprofit link to your work or personal email signature.

Sample Messages &Graphics To Share About #GivingTuesdayNow & YWCA Spokane:
  • #GivingTuesdayNow is a gobal day of giving that helps keep us connected. Join me May 5th and give time, dollars, or resources to your favorite non-profit. Consider YWCA Spokane who is a first responder sheltering survivors of domestic violence during this pandemic. 
  • #GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 – consider donating to YWCA Spokane by visting ywcaspokane.org. Thank you!
  • Every act of generosity counts. Join me, on May 5th, for a global day of giving called #GivingTuesdayNow. Consider a donation to YWCA Spokane on this special day.
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Why GivingTuesday?

Created in 2012 as a day to do good, GivingTuesday has grown into a year-round global generosity movement with leaders who have launched more than 200 community campaigns across the U.S. and national movements in more than 60 countries.

At the grassroots level, people and organizations participate in GivingTuesday in every single country in the world. On the last GivingTuesday, December 3, 2019, the global giving day generated $2 billion in giving, just in the United States, and inspired millions of people worldwide to volunteer, perform countless acts of kindness, and donate their voices, time, money, and goods.

At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people of all races, faiths, and political views together across the globe. Generosity gives everyone the power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act on.

#GivingTuesdayNow, planned for May 5, 2020 is being deployed in response to needs
expressed by communities and leaders around the world.

Even in times of economic crisis, we each have a deep reserve of generosity, which we
can deploy in myriad ways to make a difference–your time, your kindness, your skills,
your voice are all things you can give in addition to charitable donations.

Thank you for helping let your friends, family, and co-workers know that they can show their generosity in a variety of ways during #GivingTuesdayNow whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or giving to causes, Every act of generosity counts!

Learn more about #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving.

By: Erica Schreiber

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