Give Your Support on Giving Tuesday

Give on Giving Tuesday

Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a worldwide movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy. Although charitable giving can and should take place year round, Giving Tuesday was intended to kick off the charitable season after the frenzy of Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Giving Tuesday can be a day for us to put holiday shopping on hold while we think of those who are not on our gift list, but are so deserving of our generosity.

There are hundreds of organizations whose mission is to make the world better, and our support fuels their success. Even a small donation will make a difference.

Plus, it feels good to donate. It really does.

Giving Wisely

I make a point of researching charities through Charity Navigator, which lets you know how much of your donation actually goes to the intended cause as well as other important information about the charity.

If you make your donation TODAY on the Charity Navigator website, your donation will be matched 3:1. That’s hard to pass up.

Here are some worthy organizations that are personal favorites of mine with high rankings on Charity Navigator. The important thing, though, is to give to an organization you care about.

Animal Welfare

Main Line Animal Rescue is considered by many to be the finest animal shelter in the United States. With more than five hundred active volunteers, thousands of animals helped every year, a state-of-the-art veterinary clinic, innovative training and educational programs, and almost sixty acres of fenced pastures and walking trails, MLAR is a godsend for animals and animal lovers. MLAR is nationally recognized as a leader in the fight against puppy mill abuse.

Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue helps Since 1993, Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue has successfully placed over 4,500 Golden Retrievers and other DVGRR dogs into new homes. DVGRR has been recognized for innovative work in rescuing and rehabilitating puppy mill breeder dogs.

PAWS Chicago (stands for Pets Are Worth Saving) is Chicago’s largest no-kill humane organization, focused on adoption, free spaying and neutering, and community outreach. It provides a warm and cozy environment for pets waiting to be adopted.

Wildlife Conservation Network protects endangered species and preserves their natural habitats by supporting entrepreneurial conservationists who pursue innovative strategies for people and wildlife to co-exist and thrive.


Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is dedicated to funding research with the highest probability of preventing, slowing or reversing Alzheimer’s disease.For many years, Alzheimer’s research was completely stifled by a lack of funding. This organization, privately funded, was set up to dramatically accelerate research and focus exclusively on finding a cure

Give Kids the World Village is a 79-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides weeklong, cost-free vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

National Pediatric Cancer Foundation is dedicated to funding research to eliminate childhood cancer. The focus is to fund research to fast track less toxic, more targeted treatments by partnering with 20 leading hospitals nationwide.

Human Rights

National Women’s Law Center champions policies and laws that help women and girls achieve their potential throughout their lives — at school, at work, at home, and in their communities.

Southern Poverty Law Center fights hate and bigotry and seeks justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.

Teach for America brings committed individuals into low-income classrooms to become teachers with the power to dramatically expand students’ opportunities. In turn, the teachers learn from their students, and gain a better understanding of the problems and the opportunities in our education system.

The Environment

World Wildlife Fund is devoted to conserving nature and reducing the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.

National Resources Defense Council works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.

Give Your Support to Giving Tuesday

I hope you will support Giving Tuesday. Happy Holidays!

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45 Thoughts on “Give Your Support on Giving Tuesday

  1. Excellent and wonderful charities. I’m glad you pointed out the Charity Navigator to help those who are unsure about their charity of choice.

    I gave to The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and NARAL Pro Choice America (for obvious reasons.)

    Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones, both human and furry!! xo

  2. I love Giving Tuesday! Thanks for your great charity suggestions. You can also give to your favorite charity each time you shop on Amazon. Just start at

  3. Great post, giving to charity is very important. We’ve just published a book purely for charity!

  4. This is a beautiful post and its important to give. It is when we give we open ourselves to abundance. This time of year its getting cool and I around here many of us give extra blankets and coats to the homeless.

    • hbludman on November 30, 2016 at 8:31 am said:

      I love that idea, Pamela. I was just thinking that I need to give away some of our coats that no longer fit.

  5. I didn’t even know giving Tuesday was a thing!! This is amazing. I talked about how we can change the world by changing how we give if you’re interested.

  6. It’s better to give than to receive. Keep up the good work.. this idea of listing charities will help them a lot..

  7. I love this post. So much love. Can I share on Facebook?

  8. What a lovely idea. I try and donate all of the kid’s toys and clothes that they have grown out of to our local charity shop.

  9. I’d not heard of Charity Navigator! Thanks for that information. I’m always leery of giving to places I don’t know much about.

  10. Hi Helen! I never donate to any large charity without first checking out Charity Navigator. So good to know which charities are actually using the money for good. I think #GivingTuesday is such a SMART way to approach the coming holidays because they remind us that getting a “great deal” isn’t the meaning of holiday shopping (at least from my perspective.) ~Kathy

  11. so many great ways to give if we all just give a little it will make the world a better place
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  12. What great charities! I’ll keep these in mind for sure.

  13. These are such great causes. It’s always important to give back to these organizations whether it’s your time or money that you choose to donate.

  14. We should all give it back to those in need! Very nice post!

  15. Elizabeth O. on November 30, 2016 at 4:03 am said:

    This is a wonderful annual tradition. There are so many organizations that need our support and it’s easy to look for one that’s close to our hearts. This is a great list!

  16. Senior dog rescue and the homeless are our targets for this Christmas. We bought warm socks, sweatshirts, gloves and are bringing them and toiletries, etc to a homeless organization. The senior dog rescue got a check.

  17. Thanks for letting me know about Charity Navigator! That will be so helpful for me since I always like to donate this time of year but want to make sure I understand where the money is really going.

  18. GREAT post. I did not know about this website and I’m glad I do now!

  19. I love this idea!!! So important to give back, especially this time of year when so many families are in need! !

  20. Love these !!! Ty for sharing charity navigator I learned something new today 😀

  21. I love this! It’s so important to give back!

  22. Thanks for compiling this! I like helping organization that reach out to help for a great cause. To me giving is not just during the holiday but it’s a lifestyle. Everyday somewhere, someone is needing charity help. Give with an open heart!

  23. Angela Ricardo on December 4, 2016 at 7:52 pm said:

    Congrats on your good work! It’s better to give back, keep it up

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