Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday.
You’ve heard the chatter about this special day, the day of philanthropy celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. But did you know, since being initiated in 2012, Giving Tuesday has grown into a global movement of fundraising for nonprofits?
It has inspired everything from collection drives for food, blood and clothing banks, to monetary donations and random acts of kindness. Last year alone, Giving Tuesday inspired $117 million in donations, which was raised for charities in more than 70 countries.
With so many worthy organizations deserving of your support, we ask you on this Giving Tuesday to keep Make-A-Wish in your charitable giving thoughts and actions.
Here’s why: For Make-A-Wish Central New York, the average cost of a wish is nearing $12,000. At any given time, our chapter is working on approximately 80 wishes with no waiting list. Through your generous support, we create magic for children with life-threatening medical conditions during a time they need it most.
Wishes inspire hope, strength and joy during the daunting challenge of medical treatment. They give a child the opportunity to dream, and we work to make those dreams come true.
Your donations on Giving Tuesday – and any time during the year – become wishes fulfilled; unique experiences that provide a lifetime of happy memories and change lives for the better.
Be a part of the magic. Join us in making wishes come true.
May the giving today go viral, and may it last all year long!