What is #GivingTuesday?
#GivingTuesday is more than a national day of giving; it's a growing movement of nearly 10,000 partners that includes nonprofits, private companies, youth, parents and other members of the community who are committed to making a difference. On this day, you will have the opportunity to write a check to a worthy cause if you so wish, but you can also give your time, your voice, your talents and your expertise. This day is also an opportunity to redefine giving as much more than an act of short-term charity for a few; when you give, you can become an essential part of long-term solutions that benefit everyone.
Why United Way of Northwest Illinois?
Our local United Way works year round on behalf of children, seniors, and working families in our community to improve quality of life by investing in education, financial stability and health. We've seen what's possible when we bring together the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. We've seen volunteers and school leaders start a pilot project that ensure kids that are struggling in school do not get further behind over the summer. We have seen what’s possible when employers work to find community driven solutions like the E.A.R.N. program that provides work related transportation.
United Way is proud of these community success stories, but we also firmly believe that the best is yet to come. We encourage you to be a part of a shared vision for a better future. We invite you to give, to advocate, to volunteer. That's what it means to LIVE UNITED, and that's the broader definition of giving at the heart of #GivingTuesday. This can be about more than one day, or even about more than an annual holiday tradition of philanthropy. This can be the beginning of an ongoing commitment - a watershed moment in which each of us reexamines the role we play in lifting up our communities.
Why make a gift today?
You'll be connected to a number of great organizations and causes that need rely on our generosity and support. Another great reason to give; the Freeport Community Foundation has agreed to match the first $500 we raise on #GIVINGTUESDAY. This makes your investment in our community, even more meaningful.
After you donate and share that message with your friends, neighbors and family we know you'll go to sleep that night feeling like you're a part of something greater than yourself. Our hope is that when you wake up on Wednesday morning, you won’t be ready to let that feeling go and find a way to make a difference all year long!
#GivingTuesday Matching Funds Sponsor