Giving Tuesday 2018: Tuesday, November 27
Save the date for this year's Giving Tuesday opportunity -- the Tuesday following the Thanksgiving holiday and associated shopping days. You can double your gift this year, thanks to a matching grant from the UU Veatch Program at Shelter Rock.
What Is Giving Tuesday?
Celebrated on the Tuesday following both Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the holiday season, when charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world come together in common purpose: to celebrate their cause and to give.
UUs around the country are invited to celebrate and support their faith on this day, the Tuesday following Thanksgiving each year. Every Giving Tuesday donation helps our congregations bring people together and allows our UUA to reach out and take a stand for justice, love, and peace.
In 2016, more than 250 UUs contributed $40,000 to Friends of the UUA, doubling our Giving Tuesday results from 2015. Then, in 2017, a generous pair of donors gave a matching grant of $25,000. More than 300 other UUs helped us meet—and far exceed this goal—raising a total of $75,000!