Mark Your Calendars for Giving Tuesday!

For anyone who ever wished to have the power to make a really big impact on the world,  Giving Tuesday can be a dream come true.

Giving Tuesday is an international movement that harnesses the generosity of millions of people around the world to support the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. On this day, every donation to United Way is amplified by the sheer number of people joining in. 

Established in 2012 as a celebratory kickoff to the holiday giving season, Giving Tuesday happens on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and has become a worldwide philanthropic event. This year, Giving Tuesday will be on December 3 and you can join in to help power change, whether it’s your first time or you’ve participated before. 

The power of one. The impact of many. 

The best part about Giving Tuesday? It doesn’t take a heroic effort to make an impact. Donate the $3 you would spend on a cup of coffee and it can provide a learning tablet to help a child build essential STEAM and literacy skills. That $5 for the app on your phone can provide one week of full-time high- quality early education for one low-income child. And the power of any amount you donate is supercharged by the collective giving that will happen on December 3. 

If you’ve never participated in Giving Tuesday, mark your calendar to earn your cape this year by making a gift to United Way of Southern Nevada.