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Giving Tuesday: Gifts for hunger, social justice and animal activists

Yes, it’s the season of shopping and holiday deals. But it’s also the season of giving! With Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up, and all the early Black Friday sales, there are additional ways to celebrate the holiday—and that’s by giving back to your community.

Giving Tuesday is an important day for nonprofits when they seek out donations following all the shopping days. Besides various tax benefits to lock in before the end of the year, giving to charity is a beautiful thing to do during the holiday season.

Giving Tuesday takes place on November 29 this year. Read my suggested LGBTQ trans-specific nonprofits to donate to as well: 3 Trans Rights Organizations to Donate to this Giving Tuesday

For the hunger activist: WhyHunger’s Annual Hungerthon

With nearly half of Americans worried about feeding their households due to inflation and rising costs of food, their fears are exacerbated during the holiday season. WhyHunger’s annual Hungerthon raises millions of dollars in the fight to end hunger and invest in community-driven solutions to build social justice for all.

Supporters are invited to bid on a number of charity auctions including an autographed Bruce Springsteen guitar, as well as WhyHunger merchandise such as a John Lennon “Imagine There’s No Hunger” Knit Set for a donation of $100.  

For the social justice activist: 2023 Jeremiah Program Calendar

Women are world makers; single mothers are miracle workers. Looking ahead to the New Year, we are thrilled to share the first annual Jeremiah Program calendar. This artfully designed calendar quotes well-known public figures and JP Alumni Fellows – all strong and influential women who inspire us.

The money raised from this calendar will help support Jeremiah Program and its mission to disrupt the cycle of poverty for single mothers and their children, two generations at a time by providing resources and support for moms to author life-changing opportunities for their families and their kids.

For the animal activist: International Fund for Animal Welfare

The problems animals face are growing larger and more complex everyday. IFAW is on the ground around the world, to protect vulnerable animals like elephants, koalas, tigers, and more from poachers and illegal wildlife trade. We are in the oceans, rescuing dolphins, whales, seals and other marine life from entanglement and other hazards of commercial fishing.

Your support will save animals and make the world a better place for all of us to thrive. All donations help IFAW with their rescue work and to support innovative new projects that will have lasting impact for animals around the world.