#MyGivingStory is a social media storytelling contest created to foster a public conversation about giving and to inspire more people to give. Throughout November 2019, 2,664 stories were shared about how and why people give to the causes they care about.

We were so inspired by your stories, which celebrated the many ways people give back. From volunteering to donating money to helping a neighbor, your stories demonstrated the many ways people can have an impact. Thank you for sharing how and why you give!

The public voted for their favorite stories and the top 20 are being sent to a panel of judges to award the Grand Prizes. Watch this space as we announce the contest winners the week of December 16.

The Finalists Are:

 "It's the Small Things" by Ana from North Carolina

"The Cat Nobody Wants" by Katherine from Maryland

"KultureCity Brings Joy" by Tacha from New York

"Love Lives at the Tunica Humane Society" by Jannette from Mississippi

"Join the Journey" by Frances from Maryland

"Inclusion" by Theresa from Virginia

"How It All Began" by Todd from New York

"KultureCity Rules!!" by Tracey from Kentucky

"Team Eggy B. Forever" by Amanda from California

"Autism Santa" by Chasity from Kentucky

"Wild Heart Ranch Wildlife Rescue" by Annette from Oklahoma

"KultureCity Gave My Daughter a Voice" by Joni from Indiana

"If You Can't Help Thousands, Help One!" by Anne from Massachusetts

"A Toy That Changes Her World" by Lynn from Arkansas

"A Real Life SuperHero" by Yuri from California

"Those Left Behind" by Cheryl from Massachusetts

"The Joys of Fostering Senior Dogs" by Kay from Tennessee

"Kaedyn's Story" by Kirsten from Maryland

"His Life Mattered" by Toby from California

"Touching My Heart" by Jennifer from Pennsylvania


The 2019 #MyGivingStory Judges

Beth Kanter, Master Trainer, Speaker and Author

Jody Fridono, 2018 #MyGivingStory winner

Khloe Thompson, #GivingTuesdayKids Founder and Ambassador

Raquel Salas Rivera, Poet, translator and literary critic

Samantha Gomolka, #GivingTuesdayMilitary co-founder

Tereza Litsa, Lightful Social Media Manager and Trainer


GTKids Prize Winners ($1,000 each)

Easton from Wisconsin for Bridge for Community Life

Mariah from Pennsylvania for the Arthritis Foundation

Radia from Arizona for TigerandMinkysynchro Foundation

Jack from North Carolina for Autism After 18

Briyid from Arizona for Feed My Staving Children


#YoDonoPorque Winners ($1,000 each)

Yesica Reyes from Utah for Kitten Life Rescue

Hilda Ayala from California for Acción Latina


Honorable Mentions ($1,000 each)

Phillipa Williams from Texas for ilooklikeLOVE

Rene Corado from California for El Lustrador Foundation


Most Nominated Nonprofits ($2,000 each)

Excellence in Learning Community Co-op

Grass Roots Rescue

Harley's Dream

KultureCity


Third Place Winner ($2,500)

Kay Norman from Tennessee for Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary


Second Place Winner ($5,000)

Toby Wisneski from California  for No Paws Left Behind


First Place Winner ($10,000)

Yuri Williams from California for A Future Super Hero and Friends