We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.
On #GivingTuesday, the UN Foundation is raising awareness and funds for its campaigns – Shot@Life, Girl Up, and Nothing But Nets – that support the lifesaving work of the UN and its partners.
Whether you’re giving to one campaign or all three, your generosity on #GivingTuesday will help families around the world.
About the UN Foundation campaigns:
This #GivingTuesday, thanks to a special match from partner MAM USA, your $20 donation will protect 40 children from polio, a devastating disease. Want to do more? Help celebrate and raise awareness of progress against polio by recording and posting a video on social media of you or your children dancing. Use the hashtag #ShotAtLife, then share it and tag friends, asking them to dance to help stop polio too. We’re also expanding the Get a Shot. Give a Shot® program for #GivingTuesday. For every immunization, including flu shots, administered at a Walgreens pharmacy, Healthcare Clinic, or Duane Reade pharmacy, the value of two life-saving vaccines will be donated to a child in a developing country through the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign.
Shot@Life educates, connects, and empowers individuals to champion global vaccines as one of the most effective ways to save the lives of children in developing countries. The campaign rallies the public to advocate and fundraise for global childhood vaccines. We believe that by encouraging people to learn about, advocate for, and donate to vaccines, we can decrease the 1.5 million annual vaccine-preventable childhood deaths and give every child a shot at a healthy life.
Join the SchoolCycle campaign and help give a girl the wheels to success. For $125 you can help provide a girl in Guatemala with a bike, spare parts, maintenance training and a chance for a brighter future! Set up an online fundraising page at http://fundraise.GIrlUp.org and ask friends and family to help you send one, two, or even four bikes to girls in Guatemala next year.
About Girl Up
Girls are powerful. When they’re educated, healthy, safe, and counted, they transform their communities. Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign, engages girls to stand up for girls, empowering each other and changing our world. Led by a community of passionate advocates raising awareness and funds, our efforts help the hardest to reach girls living in places where it is hardest to be a girl. What began as a campaign for American girls, Girl Up has quickly become a borderless movement, with nearly half a million supporters and advocates from the U.S. and around the world. Join the Girl Up movement at GirlUp.org.
Every 60 seconds, a child dies from malaria. But a simple $10 bednet can protect a child from this preventable disease. This #GivingTuesday, you can Gift a Net to your family, friends, and loved ones for only $10. We will send a card to let them know your gift in their honor will protect refugee children and families from malaria – a deadly yet preventable disease. On #GivingTuesday, all gifts will be tripled to send 3x the nets!
About Nothing But Nets Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in sub-Saharan Africa. Inspired by sports columnist Rick Reilly, hundreds of thousands of people have joined the campaign that was created by the United Nations Foundation in 2006. Since then, Nothing But Nets has raised more than $56 million to help deliver more than 9 million bednets to families in need. Campaign partners include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Basketball Association’s NBA Cares, Junior Chamber International, and Major League Soccer’s MLS W.O.R.K.S. It costs $10 to purchase and deliver an insecticide-treated bednet, provide education on its proper use, and provide other malaria reduction interventions that can prevent this deadly disease.