SEATTLE, Nov. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- After days of dedicated consuming on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday offers people around the world a reminder of the true holiday spirit – giving back. The GreaterGood.org, a charitable organization devoted to protecting the well-being of people, pets and the planet, offers "one–stop shopping" for people looking for just the right cause to satisfy their interests.
Since just 2012, millions of people have wholeheartedly embraced and supported the #GivingTuesday movement. "With hundreds of thousands of charities to choose from, finding the right organization to support can be a daunting task," said Liz Baker, executive director for GreaterGood.org. "We strive to be a platform for people to mobilize, take action and support causes they really care about." Donations to GreaterGood.org are not only smart, but also make an effective impact. The #GivingTuesday campaigns are a part of the Gifts that Give MoreTM Program, where 100 percent of donations go to the projects directly thought grants, and are also 100 percent tax deductible in the United States.
The GreaterGood.org network connects donors with charity partners to make a meaningful impact on a range of global and local causes. With one click those looking for a #GivingTuesday cause can view programs to support everything from girls' education in third world countries to feeding rescue dogs in local animal shelters across the United States.
To help connect, educate and engage their charitable community, The GreaterGood.org integrates photos and videos into the campaigns. One program, the Girls' Voices Scholarship Drive sets out to empower girls around the world with cameras, so that girls can document their daily lives, and share their stories though videos to raise awareness for girls' education while adding a personal connection with crowdfunding to help achieve their education dreams.
This groundbreaking effort not only gives would-be donors the opportunity to see who their money is going to, but by providing these girls with video cameras to bring their stories to life, it empowers them to take control of their future. This personal touch is something GreaterGood.org hopes will inspire people to directly contribute to this noble and necessary cause. This is just one example of the many important causes people can support this #GivingTuesday. Here are more Signature Programs supported by GreaterGood.com:
- Food Drive to Help Animals: Give wholesome meals to shelter animals still waiting for their forever homes. Support animal rescue and rehabilitation groups by providing food, services and supplies to improve their standards of care. Just $20 helps ship over 285 pounds of dog food.
- Acre Drive for Jaguars: Save acres of crucial habitat for jaguars in the Northern Sonora, Mexico desert to protect the endangered population of 80 jaguars – the last hope for the species' reintroduction into the United States. A donation of $28.80 protects 20 acres of land for jaguars.
- Mammograms Drive: Support free mammograms for women across the United States who need it most. Donations of as little as $5 add up to make a measurable impact and saves lives.
- Comfort Package Drive: Give comfort to our country's soldiers deployed to dangerous places around the world. A simple donation of $25 provides a comfort care package of food and toiletries and letters to remind service members they are not forgotten.
The #GivingTuesday donations are a part of GreaterGood.org's Gifts that Give MoreTM Program which makes giving simple yet meaningful. They offer an easy way to give a gift while giving back, and to directly make a positive change. 100 percent of each Gift that Gives MoreTM goes directly towards projects and comes with a personalized certificate to present as a holiday gift.
GreaterGood.org is an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization devoted to improving the health and well-being of people, pets, and the planet. Since 2006, it has given more than $30 million to charity partners and programs worldwide that work toward our mission.