Giving Tuesday Now, a response to the need caused by COVID-19

#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

SOUTH DAKOTA, — The first Tuesday after Thanksgiving is earmarked as Giving Tuesday, a movement to create an international day of charitable giving at the beginning of the holiday season.

But as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, non-profits across the world have been impacted, so in light of that -the national group that puts together Giving Tuesday has launched Giving Tuesday Now, to be recognized on Tuesday, May 5th.

Giving Tuesday Now Graphic, Courtesy Facebook

Giving Tuesday Now Graphic, Courtesy Facebook

Giving Tuesday Now is a global day of giving designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation and support for communities and non-profits around the world in response to COVID-19.
South Dakota Gives is a state based group that hosts South Dakota Day of Giving and is also helping with Giving Tuesday Now efforts.
Kelly Gibson, Coordinator of South Dakota Gives, says, “We just offered the assets that are already available for non-profits to use through the Day of Giving, encourage participation and would certainly encourage everyone in the state to look to their favorite non-profits and find ways to express their generosity.”
Giving Tuesday Now Graphic, Courtesy Facebook

Giving Tuesday Now Graphic, Courtesy Facebook

Abbott House is participating in this event to encourage volunteerism and giving to a cause. In order to address the current needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,  their impact is $5 per day, per child which could total upwards of $30,000 which is above and beyond the regular budget costs.

Abbott House Logo

Abbott House Logo

Helen Usera, Abbott House Assistant Development Director, says,  “This gives us an opportunity, through Giving Tuesday Now to be able to tell people what is it that COVID-19 is doing because a lot of people are not aware of what this does to operations when there is a crisis, we serve kids from all over the state.”

Giving Tuesday Now Graphic, Courtesy Facebook

Giving Tuesday Now Graphic, Courtesy Facebook

DeMaris & Erv Nesheim have agreed to do a dollar to dollar match for #GivingTuesdayNow up to $10,000 for the Abbott House. Every dollar raised online May 5, they will match.

Check out social media pages to see if your favorite non profit is participating.

South Dakota Day of Giving is December 1st 2020.

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