Giving Tuesday

By Kate Gardiner, RORG Communications Manager

The Red Oak Rain Garden will celebrate GivingTuesday with our Bridge Building campaign, joining millions around the world participating in the global generosity movement on December 1, 2020.

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. GivingTuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on December 1 and throughout the year.

The COVID-19 pandemic delayed both bridge construction and the garden’s fundraising campaign. The Red Oak Rain Garden is joining GivingTuesday this year to “bridge” the gap in funding and complete the boardwalk across the garden.

Red Oak Rain Garden director Eliana Brown says “GivingTuesday is a great opportunity for the team to thank all of our contributors and partners and hopefully inspire others to join in during this season of giving.”

GivingTuesday was launched in 2012 as a simple idea: to create a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past eight years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

People demonstrate generosity in many ways on GivingTuesday. Whether it’s helping out a neighbor or stranger, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving to causes we value, every act of generosity counts. GivingTuesday has raised billions of dollars for critical causes around the world and gets 21 billion impressions on social media from people and organizations speaking up for the causes that matter to them and encouraging others to get involved in their communities.

“GivingTuesday inspires people all around the world to embrace their power to drive progress around the causes they care about, not just on one day but throughout the year.” said Asha Curran, GivingTuesday’s CEO, and co-founder. “With country and community leaders, millions of organizations, and countless givers of all kinds, GivingTuesday is creating a shared space where we can see the radical implications of a more generous world.”

Here is how you can get ready to give:

  1. Mark your calendar. GivingTuesday is December `1st!
  2. Give. On December 1, go here to donate: RORG Support Page. You can also support our organization in these 10 ways.
  3. Spread the word. Encourage your friends and family to join you in creating real impact on December 1 by sharing what our mission means to you and why you support our organization. Make sure to use hashtag #GivingTuesday and tag us so we can share!

Those who are interested in joining Red Oak Rain Garden’s GivingTuesday initiative can visit redoakraingarden.org/make-a-gift/. For more details about the GivingTuesday movement, visit the GivingTuesday website, Facebook page, or Twitter account.

About the Red Oak Rain Garden
The Red Oak Rain Garden soaks up rainwater, enhances the campus and community aesthetic and educational experience, and promotes wellbeing for everyone who visits.

As part of Illinois Extension, the Red Oak Rain Garden Team believes in providing excellence in educational programming and providing accessible programs that help people solve problems. The rain garden does both! The Team creates service-learning opportunities for students and community volunteers and inspires visitors to find out how they can create healthier landscapes where they live.

About GivingTuesday
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past eight years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give. GivingTuesday strives to build a world in which the catalytic power of generosity is at the heart of the society we build together, unlocking dignity, opportunity and equity around the globe.

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