America's Charities Celebrates GivingTuesdayNow on May 5

Giving Tuesday Now is on May 5

COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, has changed everything. It also presents an opportunity to come together as a global community. After all, generosity has the power to unite and heal communities -- in good times and bad. 

America's Charities celebrated #GivingTuesdayNow, a new global day of giving and unity on May 5, 2020, in emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

Was #GivingTuesdayNow a success? YES! Early results show you helped raise $503 millionWOW. Source: Chronicle of Philanthropy

#GivingTuesdayNow took place in addition to the regularly scheduled #GivingTuesday on December 1, 2020. 

Thank you for coming together for #GivingTuesdayNow to create a wave of generosity, citizen engagement, action from business and philanthropy, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world. Your generosity continues to astound us. 

How to Celebrate #GivingTuesdayNow 

One of the best things we can do while we maintain physical distance is to show social connection on behalf of each other and our communities. Some activities in which we can all partake include: 

  • Donate to the Coronavirus Response Fund to simultaneously ensure individuals affected by the pandemic have access to food, while also helping governments around the world immediately respond to the pandemic and strengthen health systems for billions.
  • Give to specific organizations that you love most – no amount is too little and nonprofits need our support.
  • Support healthcare workers by donating supplies, advocating for them, and staying home.
  • Help out small businesses by buying gift cards or writing an online review.
  • Combat loneliness by reaching out to a neighbor, relative, seniors, or veterans.

Specific Resources to Start Your #GivingTuesdayNow Celebration 

There are many ways for charities, businesses, and individuals to join this global celebration of giving. To help you get started, use these ideas and resources from America's Charities and other industry experts: 

>> Nonprofit Resources

>> Business/Employer Resources

>> Individual Donor Resources

Visit our Coronavirus Resource Center for six steps you can take, right now, to help communities near and far impacted by COVID-19. We are keeping this updated as coronavirus continues, so check back often.

Thank you for working toward the greater good. It never fails: when we are united in generosity, amazing things happen.

Giving Tuesday is December 1, 2020!

What is #GivingTuesday?

Launched by 92nd Street Y in 2012 as a charitable answer to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday retail shopping days, #GivingTuesday is a worldwide movement to encourage giving and celebrate generosity. Harnessing the collective power of charities, businesses, and individuals, the goal of this initiative is to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in giving all year round - especially during the holidays.

Whether you participate on #GivingTuesday during the months leading up to it, or as a way to launch your holiday giving campaign, there are many ways for charities, businesses, and individuals to make a difference. To help you get started, visit this page regularly for new resources and ideas from America’s Charities and other industry experts. To receive email updates, subscribe to our CSR Newsletter. Click here to subscribe now. For additional resources, and to create your #GivingTuesday profile, visit the official #GivingTuesday website at

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