It seems the holiday season begins earlier every year, but the frenzy of shopping truly launches the day after Thanksgiving - commonly known as Black Friday.
As more and more people began to turn to online shopping, Cyber Monday emerged, too. Although all this shopping is done in the name of giving gifts to loved ones, it sometimes feels like the goodwill of the holiday season fades into the background. In 2012, a few nonprofit professionals decided to do something about it.
Several organizations joined forces to create the first annual Giving Tuesday. Over 2,500 social impact organizations participated in the inaugural event, raising more than $10 million.
But Giving Tuesday was just getting started.
In 2013, the number of participating organizations quadrupled and donations nearly doubled.
In 2014, more than 20,000 organizations raised $45.7 million. and in 2015, $116.7 million was raised.
And 2017, the giving day raised over $177 million online.
The Sid Foundation would love to partner with you for Giving Tuesday!
Every dollar you donate will be a direct step toward saving lung transplant patients.