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Giving Today and Everyday

In 2012 at the 92nd Street Y and the Beffer Center for Innovation & Social Impact, Giving Tuesday was created. Giving Tuesday is an independent nonprofit and worldwide movement that encourages countless numbers of individuals to donate, work together, and celebrate generosity. By annually commemorating on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, we are emphasizing the importance of generosity being at the forefront of daily life; more specifically, radical generosity. Non Profit organizations in the US have raised more than $1.9 billion since the first day of giving in 2012. In 2019, the US raised more than $500 million online alone for Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday not only encourages people to do good, but it also gives nonprofit organizations the opportunity to raise significantly more money than they would on a typical giving day.

TU-AMA participates in this worldwide day of giving by accepting donations to support the AMA Diversity Student Leaders Fund. Just recently on Sunday, November 6th, TU-AMA held a Chipotle fundraiser on campus for Giving Tuesday. As a result, 33% of event sales will be donated to the AMA Diversity Student Leaders Fund. These donations then go directly to two programs: The Diversity Leadership Scholarship and The Diversity Leadership Institute. The Diversity Leadership Scholarship honors underrepresented students who exhibit leadership in their chapter activities or other facets of their lives. The Diversity Leadership Institute is a four-day experiential program that gathers a close-knit group of marketing students from historically underrepresented and disenfranchised groups in the marketing industry.

TU-AMA is taking donations all through November to go directly towards AMA national’s Diversity Student Leaders Fund. You can donate to @tuowlsama on Venmo!

What Fellow Philadelphia Schools are Doing for Giving Tuesday

Drexel: The COVID-19 pandemic has created financial restraints and increased the number of individuals and families facing food insecurity. Last year, Drexel celebrated Giving Tuesday by focusing on five initiatives to make meals accessible to their students and community members: Mario’s Market, student meal swipe donation program, Alumni turkey Project, emergency fund for families at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and 11th Street Social Relief Fund.

UPenn: University of Pennsylvania celebrates Giving Tuesday by accepting donations to The Penn Fund. The Penn Fund provides opportunities on campus to support emerging campus priorities and deliver assistance where it is needed. Furthermore, it provides grant-based financial aid packages to undergraduates.

What organizations in Philly are Doing for Giving Tuesday

Philabundance: Philabundance was founded in 1984 by Pamela Raney Lawler. Lawler recognized the opportunity to conserve food that was going to waste, and dedicated remains to give to those in need. For Giving Tuesday, donations to Philabundance will be used to produce and distribute emergency food boxes for residents of the nine counties the organization serves in the Philadelphia-area.

St. Francis Inn Soup Kitchen: The St. Francis Inn Soup Kitchen serves meals to people experiencing homelessness in Kensington. St. Francis is consistently looking for volunteers and donations, but they are especially in need of additional aid during Giving Tuesday and the holiday season. The soup kitchen has an Amazon wish list that includes donation items in demand if people are unable to dedicate their time.

Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia: Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia looks to transform lives and the city by building and repairing homes for those in need. Since 1985, the organization has built or sold 246 affordable homes in Philadelphia and has made over 600 critical home repairs for families. During Giving Tuesday, donations are taken to support the funding for Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia.

Moms Bonded By Grief: Moms Bonded By Grief was co-founded by Terrez McCleary in 2017 to support kids who have lost parents due to gun violence. The group meets with public officials, participates in marches and protests, creates foundations and scholarships for children they never got to see graduate, provides counseling, and attends retreats for the kids to make friends. For Giving Tuesday, Moms Bonded By Grief accepts donations at 1920 S. St., Philadelphia, PA 19145 or Cash App $MBBG2017.

Other Philadelphia Groups You Can Support on Giving Tuesday: Support these Philly groups on Giving Tuesday

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