What is Giving Tuesday?
Giving Tuesday (#GivingTuesday) is a global giving day that takes place on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, November 29. Focusing on the power of social media and working together, Giving Tuesday celebrates and supports the strength we have in giving.
For our Operation Warm supporters, #GivingTuesday also gives us another opportunity. Because of special donation match, we can help more children receive a brand new USA-made coat than during any other time of the year.
We are excited to announce that this #GivingTuesday 2016, Operation Warm will be focusing on our Firefighters for Operation Warm program and our US-made coats!
Firefighters are our heroes at home and do much more than fight fires. The Firefighters for Operation Warm program bands together firefighters from across the country to give new USA-made winter coats to children in need. They want to give kids who have so little a holiday to remember, with a gift of happiness and warmth.
Through November 29, #GivingTuesday, every donation to Firefighters for Operation Warm program will be doubled up to $50,000, thanks to a series of anonymous donors. Your donation will go towards the manufacturing of 100% USA-made winter coats that will be given to children in need across the U.S. We need your help to give out twice as many coats to kids who need them most.
Why Giving Tuesday is Important
Our firefighters and the kids they help are calling all of us to support their program now, while every donation will be doubled. This means that for every one child who would receive a new coat, two children will be served instead. There is so much need for these coats for American children; we are counting on being able to get the full match of $50,000, so we can do the most good.
But, it is only happening now.
Our generous matching donors have given us permission to get started early—but the match runs out after November 29th.
How to Be Part of #Giving Tuesday
Here are the ways you can support the firefighters and get more warm winter coats to kids.
- Make a donation to OperationWarm.org/givingtuesday. We appreciate any amount at all, but the more you give, the more money gets matched.
- Share the OperationWarm.org/givingtuesday link with your friends and family and encourage them to be part of this movement.