Is it possible for an individual to affect change that can power an entire community? On GivingTuesday, almost anything is possible.
A phenomenon fueled by the power of one, GivingTuesday harnesses the collective generosity of millions of people around the world. On this day, every individual act of volunteerism or donation to United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut is amplified by the sheer number of people joining in.
Established in 2012 in the U.S. as a celebratory kickoff to the holiday giving season, GivingTuesday happens on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and has become a worldwide philanthropic event. Last year, more than 3.6 million people from 150 countries joined together to raise $400 million on this day of giving. And we want your help to keep the momentum going this year to continue to create opportunities for local families to achieve financial security and ensure that basic needs are met during tough times.
This year, GivingTuesday will be on December 3 and you can join in to fuel change for a stronger region. 100% of funds collected locally on GivingTuesday benefit the United Way ALICE Fund. If you’ve never participated in GivingTuesday, let this be your year to embrace the power of one.
Looking to give the gift of time? Check out our volunteer opportunities.