What is #GivingTuesday?

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We have two days for getting deals—Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, we have #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving back. Together, people are creating a new ritual for our annual calendar. #GivingTuesday is the opening day of the giving season.

#GivingTuesday is a movement that celebrates a platform of global giving that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in countries around the world. Millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. Last year alone, #GivingTuesday raised over 274 million for non-profits and 2.5 million gifts were given.

Everyone has something to give. You can give time or expertise, monetary donations large or small, or simple acts of kindness. #GivingTuesday is for everyone and anyone who wants to make impact within their community or a designated cause.

Join the Movement!

You can join the movement too! This year, #GivingTuesday is on November 27, 2018, and Roots for Life hopes that you will participate this year by:

  1. Donating. Roots for Life is a grassroots non-profit organization developing from the ground up. Every dollar counts and goes directly to funding programs that focus on food insecurity in Wards 4,5,7 and 8 of Washington, D.C.

  2. Volunteering. Join the movement to end food insecurity within Washington, D.C. Local and digital/distant volunteers are welcome.

  3. Partnering. If you’re a part of an organization that believes in ending food insecurity then partner with Roots for Life. Partnerships range from collaborating on cause-marketing campaigns to employee-giving campaigns to volunteering.

You Can Help Us!

Your involvement will help us develop scalable programs that educate and improve and maintain the health and well-being of the individuals living in food deserts; raise funds to provide tools that are designed to develop healthy relationships with food and encourage new eating habits; and facilitate opportunities for the community to engage in dialogue around healthy eating.