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Here’s How Businesses, from Local Shops to Global Brands, Are Spreading Generosity on GivingTuesday

17 Nov 2021 by GivingTuesday

Join GivingTuesday on November 30 for the 10th annual global celebration of generosity. GivingTuesday is an opportunity for people everywhere to come together and give their voice, time, money, goods, and advocacy to support communities and causes. 

GivingTuesday reminds us that we all have something to give, and nothing feels as good as helping make the world a little better. Whether you’re an individual, a nonprofit, a mom-and-pop store, or a global brand, you can make a difference.

Here’s how all sorts of businesses, from neighborhood shops to global brands, are making the world a kinder, more generous place for everyone on GivingTuesday this year. Visit GivingTuesday.org to find more ideas for giving back, and be sure to follow the #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media.

  • BeBOLD Bars, a women-owned maker of healthy energy bars, is giving $2,500 to a charity chosen by their Instagram followers on GivingTuesday. On GivingTuesday, share in BeBOLD’s Instagram post which charity you want the money to go to and why.
  • Chewy has committed to matching up to $2 Million of customer donations made through a shelter or rescue’s Wish List between November 24-30, 2021. A donation of matching value will then be distributed in partnership with Greater Good Charities to animal welfare organizations nationwide, giving Chewy customers the opportunity to donate once and give twice.
  • Citi Bank is matching donations to No Kid Hungry dollar-for-dollar, up to $200,000, on GivingTuesday, ensuring that your donation will have an even greater impact in the fight against childhood hunger.
  • Femly, a woman-owned organic period-care brand, is donating menstrual supplies to several organizations in the Washington, D.C., metro area.
  • GIPHY employees are participating in a company-wide donation drive. Employees will be encouraged to donate canned goods, hygiene products, and coats to organizations within their communities. For every donation made, GIPHY will match with a monetary donation to The Native American Heritage Association, whose mission is to help supply basic necessities and food to reservations in the US.
  • Guitar Center customers can support music education by rounding up their purchase to the nearest dollar. On GivingTuesday, the company will match all round-up donations in-store and online. Funds go to the Guitar Center Music Foundation.
  • Hakuna Matata Vibes, an online store that sells greeting cards featuring parrots, is donating up to 30% of sales, along with a $3,000 match, to the Macaw Recovery Network’s Beak Buddy Program.
  • Katrin Reiifeiss, a one-woman business designing hand-dyed, made-to-order fashions in natural fabrics, is donating a portion from each sale of her “Learn Itajime Shibori” tutorial to No Kid Hungry.
  • KEEN’s GivingTuesday 10K Challenge invites employees, fans, and partners to generate 10,000 hours of volunteering. In addition, KEEN will donate up to $100,000 and in-kind footwear to food banks across the country.
  • Holistic nail salon Lunula in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood is inviting teachers and students to come in for a complementary polish-free handcare pick-me-up on GivingTuesday.
  • Women’s clothing retailer Maurices is donating $1 per social share (up to $10,000) to Operation Gratitude (up to $10,000) for every post that’s shared on GivingTuesday from the company’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter channels.
  • Meta will match $8 million in qualifying donations made on Facebook during GivingTuesday. They’re also hosting a GivingTuesday tournament for Facebook Gaming creators to raise money for nonprofits and  donating $25,000 to the nonprofits of the winning teams’ choice.
  • Instagram is matching the fundraisers of seven creators, up to $50,000 each, through GivingTuesday
  • The Mill Lakeside Manor, a wedding venue in Spring Lake, New Jersey, is partnering with United Way to collect warm winter clothing that’ll be given to local preschoolers and youth in need on GivingTuesday.
  • Local news website Patch is running a 30 Days of Gratitude campaign throughout November, featuring stories about communities giving back, thankfulness, and bits of wisdom from Patch readers.
  • Customers at Rudy’s Smokehouse in Springfield, Ohio, who show an online coupon on GivingTuesday will eat better knowing that 50% of their bill will go to Family & Youth Initiative, which connects teens in foster care with supportive adults.
  • Save A Lot is hosting its annual Bags for a Brighter Holiday event. Throughout November, customers can purchase pre-filled bags that will be donated to local charities and food banks.
  • Ice cream purveyor The Social and #BrooklynGives are challenging people to create a new flavor that celebrates the generosity of Brooklyn’s communities. The winning flavor will be unveiled on GivingTuesday, with proceeds benefiting the Brooklyn Community Foundation’s #BrooklynGives campaign, which aims to raise $1 million for local nonprofits.
  • Napa Valley winery St. Supéry Estate is inspiring people to give back and spread joy with its #InJoyEverydayHero project, which includes virtual wine tastings and a photography exhibit celebrating everyday heroes from across the country.
  • The Suburban Collection in Detroit is partnering with Gleaners Community Food Bank on the Drive Away Hunger campaign, with a goal to raise enough funds for 375,000 meals by GivingTuesday.
  • TikTok will be donating $7M to mission-driven organizations around the world to support the causes our community cares about the most. They’re also donating $1M in ad credits to support global nonprofit organizations in their end-of-year fundraising efforts. Don’t miss their livestream on November 30 at  2pm ET on@tiktokforgood which will showcase some of the ways their creators and community have been using the TikTok to give back and do good.
  • ToverCare, which is based in the Netherlands, will send its employees throughout the country on GivingTuesday to surprise residents and employees of healthcare institutions with something fun and delicious .
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