Each year the global giving event known as Giving Tuesday occurs on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving – this year Giving Tuesday will be December 3.
Giving Tuesday is meant to encourage citizens to share what they can during the season of giving, and to be more engaged in their community – all good things we can totally support.
Giving Tuesday was “created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good.” Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
If you have the ability to give this year as an individual or an organization, there are lots of ways to support LOCALLY! There are lots of Member organizations and local community groups that can benefit from financial or physical support. You can also search on the Giving Tuesday website to find other opportunities that might align with your giving needs. Use the search function here to find details about other Hawaii organizations that might benefit from your generosity.
Here are some of the Impact Hub HNL Member Non-Profit Organizations you can Support this year for Giving Tuesday:
ALS Foundation of Hawaii: Helping those with ALS live more meaningful lives. Learn more and donate here.
Amnesty International: An important international organization focused on human rights. Support the national organization here and follow the local chapter on Facebook.
Breast Cancer Hawaii: A local organization by and for survivors of breast cancer. They host events, create resources, and publish great content for those looking to get involved in the movement. You can donate time or money here.
Conservation international: One of the largest conservation groups in the world, CI works to protect our most important natural resources here in Hawaii and beyond. Learn more about their Hawaii efforts and donate here.
Dreamhouse Hawaii: A public charter school started by Member Alex Teece (read more about Alex and Dreamhouse here. They are hosting a Holiday Campaign to raise $20,000 to support the school. Support the school here.
Hawaii Women in Filmmaking: Changing the narrative in films and filmmaking, this impactful organization hosts camps and programs for girls and women to get in front of and behind the lens. See how you can contribute here.
Hui Aloha: A volunteer group focused on bringing awareness to houselessness issues in Hawaii. Their campaign Aloha Lives Here helps support the Puʻuhonoua O Waiʻanae village- you can support their work here.
Indivisible Hawaii: Local action against the Trump agenda. Learn more, sign up for events, and donate here.
Kanu Hawaii is a grassroots organization that supports volunteerism around the state, including coordinating the local Volunteer Week each year. Learn more and donate to support their efforts here.
Surfrider Oahu: The local branch of the global Surfrider movement is focused on cleaning our oceans and waterways with their Blue Water Task Force, and supporting businesses with the Ocean Friendly Restaurant Program. Learn how you can support here.
Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii: Donate your time or money to this powerful organization focused on climate change activism and helping us create cleaner oceans and beaches. Learn how you can support here.
Toys for Tots: We are accepting toys and funds for local children ages 0-12 until December 2, 2019. Gifts must be new and unwrapped – drop them in the large box at the Host desk. Cash and Credit donations are accepted at the Host desk.
Thrive Global Hawaii: Thrive Global is a service-based travel organization that gives back to underserved youth. Learn more, donate, and sign up to travel – the first 2020 impact trip is to Bali!
Transform Hawaii Government: Working to advance Hawaii’s government by improving transparency and technology, and streamlining government services for us all. Sign up for their newsletter here.
WorkNow Hawaii: Focused on removing barriers for those living with disabilities, Work Now offers services like cleaning, couriers, and more. Learn how you support them here.