Giving Tuesday

By Kenlyn Jones

With major shopping holidays like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s easy to get lost in consumerism and forget the true meaning of Thanksgiving. This season, focus on giving back—Giving Tuesday is the perfect time to practice goodwill and support organizations making positive change.

Need some help deciding how to give? From educational initiatives to hunger relief, we created a list of remarkable organizations to consider.  Happy giving! 

Interested in helping schools in your area?  Try

Support a classroom. Build a future.

Teachers all over the U.S. need your help to bring their classroom dreams to life. Choose a project that inspires you and give any amount.

Are the arts more your thing? Try supporting music programs like Music for Relief.


In honor of #GivingTuesday, please support Music for Relief and our Typhoon Haiyan Relief effort. Donate here, and Steve Aoki will match it dollar for dollar.

What about food? Want to help people get nutritious and delicious meals? Then Lovin’ Spoonfuls is for you.


Lovin’ Spoonfuls is dedicated to facilitating the rescue and distribution of healthy, fresh food that would otherwise be discarded. They work efficiently to deliver this food directly to the community organizations and nonprofits that feed Greater Boston's hungry.

Give to the Cleo Institute if you want to celebrate your inner environmentalist.


The CLEO Institute is the only non-profit organization in Miami, FL solely dedicated to climate change education, engagement, and advocacy.

Help provide clean water to people across the globe by donating to  charity: water.

Clean water changes everything.

charity: water brings clean and safe drinking water to people in need around the world, improving health, education, and opportunity - especially for women and children.

Animal lovers everywhere can support our furry friends at MSPCA.

The mission of the MSPCA-Angell is to protect animals, relieve their suffering, advance their health and welfare, prevent cruelty, and work for a just and compassionate society.

Whether it’s a local cause or an international initiative, there are plenty of places you can support during the holidays.  We hope you’ll join us, give back and spread the word on #GivingTuesday.