Giving Tuesday 2018: Tuesday, November 27
Thank you to everyone who contributed to a successful Giving Tuesday. With the matching gift, we raised nearly $50,000 for UU programs like OWL, Side with Love and others that equip our congregations for health and vitality.
Thank you for joining this special opportunity to have twice the impact.
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!