Giving Tuesday

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Giving Tuesday

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity worldwide. The need for community assistance has been unprecedented for the past two years. This year, with inflationary issues and COVID-19 still impacting areas throughout the country, it is more important than ever to help nonprofit organizations and those in need in your community.

History of #GivingTuesday

The #GivingTuesday movement started in 2012 in New York City by the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at the 92nd Street Y to connect diverse groups of people, communities and organizations to celebrate and encourage giving. Following the launch, a team of social media influencers and corporations such as Google, PayPal, Ford Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and National Philanthropic joined forces sharing their expertise and commitment to the cause.

#GivingTuesday unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another. Currently, the #GivingTuesday campaigns involve 80 countries around the world and 33.1 million people have participated in programs just in the U.S. The Giving Tuesday's Data Commons Report for 2021 found that 85% of those surveyed globally gave in 2021, with non-monetary giving two times more common than monetary giving. 

Ways You Can Help on #GivingTuesday

Large and small organizations participate in #GivingTuesday activities. But, it isn’t just helping on a larger, corporate scale. Individuals can help in many ways as well. There is no limit to how much good people can do on this giving day and beyond. Below are a few ways you can help on a personal level:
  • Donate time by volunteering at an organization in your community
  • Give back to the community by donating to a charity or organization that has impacted your life
  • Help small businesses in your area by buying gift cards or writing online reviews
  • Support local community food pantries by volunteering or donating
  • Ask your management team if you can give a part of your paycheck to charity
  • Share your skills by working pro bono to help nonprofits with their campaigns
  • Post about your experience on social media by using the #GivingTuesday hashtag

AmTrust’s Community Outreach

All types and sizes of organizations are encouraged to participate in #GivingTuesday - from schools and nonprofits to small businesses, corporations and more. Plus, the attitude behind #GivingTuesday can last all year. AmTrust Financial celebrates our employee’s involvement in a variety of community service events throughout the year.

AmTrust’s Alpharetta, Georgia office hosted a team event to help Rise Against Hunger, a nonprofit whose mission is to end hunger by empowering communities, nourishing lives and responding to emergencies. Hear from the AmTrust team as they came together to give back to the nonprofit community by packing over 10,000 meals for Rise Against Hunger.

AmTrust is excited to continue our efforts to fulfill our mission to protect and inspire our customers, communities and families through ongoing engagement efforts.

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