Give back to your community on Giving Tuesday

Haley Parnell
Haley Parnell
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Giving Tuesday is a generosity movement that takes place on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Giving Tuesday was created to encourage people to commit an act of kindness, whether that is supporting a local food pantry, giving a donation, or helping a neighbor.

Here are some organizations participating in Giving Tuesday:

City Gospel Mission/Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A Restaurants in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky are partnering with City Gospel Mission on Giving Tuesday.

Donate a gift of $50 or more here on Giving Tuesday and receive a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich or Chicken Nuggets from your local Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Chick-fil-A restaurants.

Donations will support City Gospel Mission’s programs to feed the hungry and help the homeless over the holidays and throughout the coming year.

Santa Maria

Santa Maria is a nonprofit that helps families to attain their educational, financial, and health goals.

In addition to asking for donations, Santa Maria is asking people to create fundraisers on their Facebook and Instagram pages asking friends and family to donate to their nonprofit.

The organization produced a how-to-create a Facebook fundraiser on a computer or mobile device with written instructions here.

Other local organizations to consider donating to on Giving Tuesday:

Be Concerned

Be Concerned is a food pantry providing items like canned goods, pasta, bread, cereal, crackers, milk, eggs, frozen meat, and fresh vegetables to those in need.

Donate to be concerned here.

Brighton Center

Brighton Center is a nonprofit that helps create opportunities for individuals and families to reach self-sufficiency through family support services, education, and employment.

Donate to the Brighton Center here.

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Cancer Support Community Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky

Cancer Support Community Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky is an organization to support anyone affected by cancer so that no one faces it alone.

Donate to Cancer Support Community Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky here.

Disabled American Veterans

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a nonprofit that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families.

Donate to DAV here.

Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky

The Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky works to provide lifesaving and life-changing low-barrier shelter and services for adults in the community.

Donate to the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky here.

Family Nurturing Center

The Family Nurturing Center provides child abuse treatment, prevention and education services to Northern Kentucky children and families in need.

The center set a goal of $10,000 to raise on Giving Tuesday.

Donate to Family Nurturing Center here.

Housing Opportunities of Northern Kentucky

Housing Opportunities of Northern Kentucky (HONK) is a nonprofit affordable housing and homeownership program serving Campbell, Kenton, and Boone Counties.

Donate to HONK here.

Legal Aid of the Bluegrass

Legal Aid of the Bluegrass is a nonprofit law firm that works to resolve the problems of low-income and other vulnerable people by providing legal assistance through direct representation, education, advice, advocacy, and coordination with other community resources.

Donate to Legal Aid of the Bluegrass here.

Master Provisions

Master Provisions partners with local soup kitchens, shelters, food pantries, churches, and school programs. Through its distribution center, they provide resources to partner agencies who directly serve the community.

Donate to Master Provisions here.

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Meals on Wheels Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky

Meals on Wheels delivers essential services that promote the independence of seniors so they can remain in the comfort of their own homes.

The organization set a goal of $60,000 to raise on Giving Tuesday.

Donate to Meals on Wheels here.

Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio

Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio (NKYSWOH) is an organization dedicated to promoting mental health and working to prevent mental and substance use disorders through education, advocacy, and service.

Donate to NKYSWOH here.

NKY Community Journalism Fund

The NKY Community Journalism Fund collaborates with community supporters to protect and expand public interest journalism that has a direct impact on our community.

Donate to the Community Journalism Fund here.

Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission

The Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission (CAC) helps families gain the skills, abilities, and hope necessary to become economically independent

They also support families by providing basic, temporary assistance to give families comfort, safety, dignity and security as they transition out of poverty.

Donate to CAC here.

People Working Cooperatively  

People Working Cooperatively (PWC) provides home repairs, energy conservation, and accessibility modification services to help residents remain independent and healthy in their homes. 

Donate to PWC here.

St. Vincent De Paul Northern Kentucky

St. Vincent De Paul is a nonprofit who provide people in need with necessities in spiritual, emotional, and material regardless of religious affiliation or any other demographic.

Donate to St. Vincent De Paul Northern Kentucky here.

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The Ion Center for violence prevention

The Ion Center for violence prevention provides free confidential counseling and advocacy for domestic violence, rape, and sexual assault survivors.

Donate to the Ion Center for violence prevention here.

The Point Arc

The Point Arc provides case management, educational, residential, employment, and social support to help individuals reach their goals. Their mission is to provide opportunities to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to reach their highest potential educationally, residentially, socially, and vocationally.

Donate to The Point Arc here.

United Way of Greater Cincinnati

United Way of Greater Cincinnati is a nonprofit with services focusing on quality education, health, and basic needs, which are the building blocks to financial sustainability and economic mobility.

Donate to United Way of Greater Cincinnati here.

Welcome House

Welcome House provides services in housing, service coordination, outreach and stability to take people from housing uncertainty to housing stability.

Donate to Welcome House here.

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