#GRGives on #GivingTuesday

What is #GivingTuesday?

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable gifting season when many people make holiday and year-end donations.

What is #GRgives on #GivingTuesday?

#GRgives on #GivingTuesday is a city-wide campaign to raise funds, find volunteers and build awareness for local nonprofits. Designed to create a movement around #GivingTuesday in Grand Rapids, #GRgives helps nonprofits band together — promoting one resource for all to share their donation and volunteer opportunities, and one place for our community members to find all the ways they can give.

What is the goal of #GRgives on #GivingTuesday?

The goal of #GRgives on #GivingTuesday is to celebrate generosity and encourage community members to donate time and money to one of the over 3,000 nonprofits here in Grand Rapids.

Did you know?

  • You don’t have to be a world leader or a billionaire to give back. #GRgives is about ordinary people coming together to do extraordinary things. In a study by YouGov, 38% of Millennials planned to participate in #GivingTuesday 2015 compared to 39% for Black Friday and 39% for Cyber Monday, showing Millennials were just as interested in giving as spending.
  • #GRgives joins city-wide #GivingTuesday efforts across the country. From Baltimore to Lansing to Seattle, #GRgives on #GivingTuesday is a special call to action that brings diverse organizations and local communities together for a day to give back.
  • #GRgives celebrates generosity by providing people with an opportunity to give more, give smarter and give great. #GRgives on #GivingTuesday unites charities, corporations, small businesses, and individuals to show our community that we give as good as we get.
  • #GRgives recognizes the gifts of time and talent. Volunteering is just as important as monetary donations to the issues you care about.