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Giving Tuesday - November 27, 2018

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.

#GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources, and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners—nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals—to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness. As a global movement, #GivingTuesday unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.

How to Participate & Support MLC
  • On November 27, make a secure, tax-deductible contribution HERE.
  • Share your giving story on social media using the hashtag #GivingTuesday.
  • Create your own fundraiser on Facebook. Learn how here.
You can also donate via social media. Facebook and PayPal will match donations to eligible US-based nonprofits starting at 8am ET (5 am PT) on November 27 and continue matching until the $7 million match runs out. There will be a cap on matching donations of $250k per nonprofit and $20k per donor. Facebook will send you an email after November 29 to let you know if your donation or fundraiser was matched. Please note that the match does not apply to donations made directly through MLC's website.

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