Giving Tuesday was started in 2012 in response to the commercialism of Black Friday and to give a kickoff to the holiday giving season. By now you’ve probably gotten hundreds of emails and social posts asking you to donate, but if you are looking for more ideas, we asked our co-workers where they will be giving this year.
Who chose it: Dan, Editorial
In the organization’s words: “The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice.”
Who chose it: Scott, CEO
In the organization’s words: “Family Equality Council’s mission is to advance legal and lived equality for LGBTQ families, and for those who wish to form them, through building community, changing hearts and minds, and driving policy change.”
Who chose it: John, Marketing
In the organization’s words: “Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. The Los Angeles LGBT Center is building a world where LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society.”
Who chose it: Chris, Editorial
In the organization’s words: “Larkin Street Youth Services is a nonprofit empowering young people to move beyond homelessness. Founded in 1984, we’ve helped over 75,000 young adults in San Francisco by providing a continuum of healthcare, housing, employment, and education services.”
Who chose it: Justin, Sales
In the organization’s words: “Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. With 70 years of experience in more than 90 countries, Oxfam takes on the big issues that keep people poor: inequality, discrimination, and unequal access to resources including food, water, and land. We help people save lives in disasters, build stronger futures for themselves, and hold the powerful accountable.”
Who chose it: Jordan, Marketing
In the organization’s words: “We work with scientists, investors, and entrepreneurs to make groundbreaking good food a reality. We focus on clean meat and plant-based alternatives to animal products—foods that are more delicious, safer to eat, and better for the planet than their outdated counterparts.
Who chose it: Susan, Ad Operations
In the organization’s words: “At Marin Humane (Marin County, CA), we shelter animals in need, heal them when they’re sick, and find forever homes when they’re ready. We help more than 10,000 domestic animals and wildlife each year through rescue, adoptions, foster care, behavior and training, humane education, pet assistance for people in need, lost-and-found pet services, low-cost clinics, and more.”