I’ve always found it remarkable that the start of the holiday season – a season of giving – begins first by giving thanks. While families make time to be with one another, friends embrace the holiday spirit and invite others into their homes, and strangers unite to volunteer in the common wish for a better tomorrow for all, it is entirely fitting and proper that we take time to reflect on the blessings in our lives, and at the same time, stop and take a moment to recognize the needs of others less fortunate.
While there continues to be a heavy focus on “buy, buy, buy” during the holiday season, we at the Case Foundation say, “give, give, give!” and we hope you’ll join us in celebrating the gift of giving with the launch of two new initiatives today.
Starting today you can join millions of others participating in #GivingTuesday, a national movement to celebrate and encourage giving as part of the annual holiday season. We’ve teamed up with CrowdRise, Network for Good, and SixDegrees.org to host an online page where donors can support their favorite nonprofit and have their contributions matched—up to $60,000! You can make donations through January 6, 2014, but participating nonprofits will only be eligible to receive your matching donations and win up to $15,000 in prizes until midnight ET tonight (December 3).
The 5 Giving Tuesdays
The celebration will continue with The 5 Giving Tuesdays, our campaign to extend the true spirit of giving throughout the season. Join us in giving back and you’ll help us to award $100,000 in grants and prizes ($90,000 to nonprofits | $10,000 to individuals)! Every Tuesday, starting today through January 6, we will spotlight one of five creative ways to give back and help others through exclusive content, grants, prizes, and more.
To participate, simply tell us which of these five acts of giving you pledge to do. Will you give…
- A Donation: Provide a contribution to your favorite nonprofit
- Time: Provide your own time to volunteer on service projects
- Presents that Give Back: Purchase a product where proceeds support an issue
- Warmth: Donate warm clothing items such as coats, gloves, or scarves
- A Resolution to Do Good: Make a commitment to help others in the new year
We’re awarding new prizes each week so enter often to be eligible to win. You can enter each week until January 6, for your chance to win prizes like gift cards, watches, water bottles, and more. One grand prize winner will receive $1,000!
We hope you’ll join us throughout the month of December – and 2014 – as we put a special focus on the best gift of all—helping others. Whether you commit to volunteer, make an online donation, donate a coat, or make a new year’s resolution to do good in your community… your commitment to give will make a difference.
Special thanks to our 5 Giving Tuesdays campaign partners who are giving back each and every day: