CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – Giving Tuesday is a global movement that encourages people to give back to their communities during the holiday season.
It falls on the first Tuesday in November, right after Black Friday and Cyber Monday – arguably the biggest shopping weekend of the year – encouraging people to donate to charitable and non-profit organizations. local profit.
Among those who participate in the annual initiative are a myriad of local organizations and groups that serve the community every day and rely on donations and support from the people of the Lowcountry.
Below you will find a list of the nonprofits and groups participating in Giving Tuesday and how you can donate.
All4Paws – The objective of this dog and cat rescue is to meet the physical and emotional needs of abandoned animals through an evolutionary holistic approach. This No-Kill Rescue strives to save, care for, and place as many animals as possible. (Make a donation)
Berkeley Animal Center – Your donations will help the animals at the Berkeley Animal Center. (Make a donation)
Happy Days Camp – This group’s mission is to support and encourage children with cancer and their families by providing free year-round programs, special events and access to crisis resources. (Make a donation)
Charleston Habitat for Humanity – By supporting this organization, you will help Charleston Habitat for Humanity give a family a safe place to live. Leaders say you have the opportunity to help shape the lives of a Charleston Habitat family by investing in safe and stable housing. (Make a donation)
Charleston scene – The production company that operated out of the historic Dock Street Theater said the donations will help provide live performances and arts education opportunities to more students in the Charleston community. (Make a donation)
Charleston Watcher – Organizers have announced that the Butler Family Foundation will match your donation today, dollar for dollar, up to $ 10,000 on Giving Tuesday. Charleston Waterkeeper monitors local waterways and makes sure they have a strong voice for protection now and for future generations. (Make a donation)
Dee Norton Children’s Advocacy Center – The region’s main resource for preventing abuse, protecting children and healing families. “Each Tuesday, Dee Norton serves up to five children who have experienced trauma and abuse.” You can help prevent child abuse by making a donation today. (Make a donation)
Dorchester Habitat for Humanity – Your donations will give Dorchester County families “a helping hand, not a handout”. Organizers said 166 people were helped by their homeownership program last year through community donations. (Make a donation)
Dorchester paws – This animal shelter, located in Dorchester County, is in dire need of support through adoptions and supplies. Monetary donations will help with special medical cases, necessary surgeries, and foster pets. This donation Tuesday, community members joined together to match the first $ 7,500 donated, $ 1 for $ 1, so Dorchester Paws could raise more to save more lives. (Make a donation)
Children on the verge – This group works with children from inner city Charleston to foster life skills. (Make a donation)
Medical University of South Carolina – MUSC is looking to raise money for rescue efforts in the Lowcountry. Scholarships, patient care needs, and medical research are where the money given on I Give Tuesday will go. (Make a donation)
Middleton Place – Your donations will help the Middleton Place Foundation inspire, educate and implement positive change through an understanding of American history. (Make a donation)
Community outreach services of Our Lady of Mercy – Located on Johns Island, this organization helps build equitable communities and empower individuals to reach their full potential by meeting basic and emergency needs, education, employment and health services. (Make a donation)
United Way Trident – Trident United Way’s 211 helpline can help individuals and families access local resources such as food, health services, mental health and other resources available in the counties of Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester. (Make a donation)