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Save the Date: Giving Tuesday Now, May 5
By
Julie Boyland

Updated May 4

As COVID-19 sweeps through communities across the globe at an alarming rate, it’s essential to help those in need and support the people who are left most vulnerable. To strengthen COVID-19 emergency response efforts worldwide, the inspiring team behind Giving Tuesday has forged a new movement, #GivingTuesdayNow. Taking place on May 5, 2020, #GivingTuesdayNow presents an opportunity for organizations, charities and individuals to unite for a global day of gratitude and giving. 

As a #GivingTuesdayNow partner, Global Impact is delighted to showcase our Charity Alliance’s enthusiastic participation in this movement. Our partners are offering options for everyone to join the movement like hiking challenges, peer-to-peer fundraisers and more. From coverage of our Charity Alliance partner response efforts, to ways to engage your employees, find your #GivingTuesdayNow strategy today with our toolkit.

Check out the list below to learn about other ways to support those in need this #GivingTuesdayNow.

Global Impact’s Coronavirus Outbreak Fund

Global Impact is proud of the inspiring work of our Charity Alliance partners. On #GivingTuesdayNow, donate to Global Impact’s Coronavirus Outbreak Fund to support the work of Charity Alliance partners who are responding to the pandemic, and help us provide relief for those most impacted. 

ALIMA USA, The Alliance for International Medical Action

COVID-19 has sparked a disastrous shortage in vital medical equipment and trained health care personnel. Without the necessary support and supplies, African countries could face a mortality rate up to three times higher than European countries. Oxygen concentrators are at the top of the list of critical medical equipment needed to combat this deadly virus. 

In response to the COVID-19 global health pandemic, ALIMA USA has launched a digital campaign called Oxygen for Africa. This campaign supplies respiratory equipment to support COVID-19 relief work in six African countries. On #GivingTuesdayNow, ALIMA invites you to join the campaign or make a contribution toward their COVID-19 response to help save lives in sub-Saharan Africa. Learn more about ALIMA USA’s COVID-19 response and how you can get involved. 

Oxygen for Africa

 

Americares

Americares dedicates their COVID-19 response to protecting health care workers on the front line. In vulnerable communities at home and abroad, the Americares team has supplied more than 34 tons of protective equipment, medicines and supplies to partner clinics. However, as COVID-19 continues to spread, the demand for medical supplies further intensifies. 

Join Americares in their mission to strengthen the front lines of the pandemic. On #GivingTuesdayNow, all donations will be matched 2X toward their COVID-19 relief work. Your contribution will keep health care workers safe while they fight to save lives. This movement presents an ideal opportunity to unite as a global community and support those who need it the most.

Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB)

The Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) is thrilled to participate in #GivingTuesdayNow. This global day of giving unites charities, organizations and individuals toward strengthening the world’s COVID-19 response. CMMB is seeking to raise $11,900 to support underserved communities in Kenya, South Sudan and Zambia. Your contribution will help CMMB airlift emergency medical supplies to front-line health care workers in Africa. Learn more about CMMB’s COVID-19 relief work or donate to help support communities in need. 

ChildFund International

ChildFund International is committed helping kids in need at all times, especially times of crisis. Their COVID-19 response focuses on providing nutritious meals to vulnerable communities. Join ChildFund International in their fight against child hunger. On #GivingTuesdayNow, ChildFund International invites you to create a Facebook fundraiser to support their mission. All contributions make an impact and help support families who have lost jobs or fallen ill at the hands of COVID-19. Every $100 raised will help feed two families for a full month! You can also help by directly donating to their COVID-19 fund. With your support, ChildFund International is one step closer to eliminating child hunger during the pandemic.

health care workers

EngenderHealth

During the COVID-19 crisis, EngenderHealth is more motivated than ever to fulfill their mission to “implement high-quality, gender-equitable programs that advance sexual and reproductive health and rights.” 

The COVID-19 pandemic has stripped communities of their essential resources and limited their access to health care providers. It has become increasingly difficult for women to receive medical attention for family planning and contraceptive services. For women and girls, sexual and reproductive health needs are ongoing, and EngenderHealth’s continued support is crucial. Recently, the EngenderHealth team provided 24,000 boxes of menstrual hygiene pads for women and girls in COVID-19 quarantine centers in Ethiopia. These products are an asset and significantly improved the quality of live for women in this area. 

During this time of crisis, EngenderHealth needs your support. Please donate a gift on #GivingTuesdayNow to help improve the lives of women and girls.

Together we give

 

Food For The Poor

On #GivingTuesdayNow, Food For The Poor is raising funds to supply meals to families in need. To increase their resources for feeding the hungry, all donations received for #GivingTuesdayNow will be matched dollar-for-dollar. This exciting opportunity only applies to the first $750,000 received and lasts until midnight. Help Food For The Poor support those most impacted by the coronavirus with nutritious meals! 

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Food For The Poor

Global Health Council

During the COVID-19 pandemic, global health advocacy is more crucial than ever. Medical resources and assistance are dwindling, and communities across the globe are increasingly vulnerable to the virus. Global Health Council (GHC) is fighting to secure funding to take on COVID-19 and establish a proactive strategy for future pandemics. 

Stay up-to-date with GHC’s COVID-19 relief work by following them on Twitter @GlobalHealthOrg, visiting their COVID-19 response page and engaging in their virtual COVID-19 Conversations series. With your support, GHC can help save lives and work toward eliminating the coronavirus.

Habitat for Humanity International

Habitat for Humanity’s “Homes, Communities, Hope + You” campaign seeks to leverage social media fundraising to support the communities hit hardest by COVID-19. #GivingTuesdayNow is an ideal opportunity to unite us all toward a common goal: building security and stability for families in need. Habitat for Humanity invites partners to create a fundraiser on their corporate social media pages in support of their mission. Learn more or donate to support their COVID-19 relief work. All donations will be doubled!

smiling family

Habitat for Humanity International

 

Habitat for Humanity

Hope for Haiti

Hope for Haiti is committed to improving the quality of life for all people in Haiti. As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, public health and hygiene education initiatives are taking center stage in their mission. Their new campaign is the Hike for Haiti Challenge, taking place between April 17 and May 17. This challenge directly supports Hope for Haiti’s COVID-19 strategy. 

Hike for Haiti Challenge

Access to clean water, health care and education is incredibly difficult, especially in Marre a Coiffe, Haiti. In this rural community, families must climb an equivalent of 200 flights of stairs in order to reach these vital resources. Hope for Haiti is inviting participants from all over the world to hike the equivalent of Marre a Coiffe  from the safety of their homes! In tune with the rules of social distancing, Hike for Haiti allows communities to join together on a safe, virtual basis. This virtual engagement highlights the obstacles that Haitians face every day and supports health initiatives across the Hope for Haiti partner schools. Education plays a pivotal role in health care, and funds raised from this challenge will benefit Hope for Haiti’s education and health care work throughout Haiti. 

Humanity & Inclusion

Humanity & Inclusion is participating in #GivingTuesdayNow with an exciting peer-to-peer fundraiser to secure donations toward COVID-19 relief. They’re focusing their support toward the most vulnerable populations, including people with disabilities, chronic health conditions or injuries, refugees and the elderly. 

How will your money make a difference? 

  • $45 teaches 10 people how to protect themselves from COVID-19.
  • $75 delivers 140 masks to refugee camps.
  • $120 provides hygiene kits to four families in need.

Humanity & Inclusion's peer-to-peer fundraiser starts on May 5 and seeks to raise awareness through crowdfunding. It’s easy to get started! Simply create a page on Go Fund Me Charity or Facebook. You can choose to dedicate your fundraiser to a specific personal challenge, such as a virtual walk, or even your birthday. 

You can also donate directly to Humanity & Inclusion anytime between now and May 5.

International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) takes on the COVID-19 pandemic with an impassioned determination to foster healthier futures for women and girls everywhere. COVID-19 holds the power to dismantle ICRW’s inspiring work on women’s issues, including partner violence, education access, health care services and more. 

In participation with #GivingTuesdayNow, ICRW is promoting their COVID-19 support fundraiser. Donating to this fund will help ICRW shed light on the urgency of these issues and continue to support women and girls worldwide.

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International Rescue Committee

Engage with International Rescue Committee (IRC) on #GivingTuesdayNow! To optimize this global day of giving, IRC introduced several opportunities to support those impacted by COVID-19. 

IRC President David Miliband will kick off #GivingTuesdayNow with a virtual town hall on May 5 at 12:00 PM ET. This event will highlight their COVID-19 emergency response and feature IRC front-line health workers as speakers. Register now to learn more!

Donate to IRC’s COVID-19 relief work. All contributions make an impact and help IRC supply front-line health care workers with critical medical supplies, transportation and access to clinics.

Looking for another way to support IRC's work? IRC invites all to join the #GivingTuesdayNow conversation online with their social media toolkit. Employers can also create their own workplace fundraiser to generate support or help IRC by incorporating their virtual volunteerism program as an employee engagement opportunity for staff. 

Matthew 25: Ministries

As a disaster relief organization, Matthew 25: Ministries is equipped to take on the COVID-19 pandemic with a proactive approach. They have critical access to emergency supplies and the capability to distribute these vital resources to hospitals, first responders, fire and police departments, nursing homes, schools and more. 

Since April 17, Matthew 25: Ministries has distributed over 305,000 pounds of emergency supplies to those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes 35,000 N95 and surgical masks, 310,000 gloves, 2,500 face shields, 63,500 bottles of hand sanitizer, 55,500 rolls of paper products, 907,000 batteries, and more. Additionally, Matthew 25: Ministries is purchasing mass quantities of these essential items to support the increased demand. Their tremendous efforts help support the most vulnerable during this global health crisis. 

Donate to Matthew 25: Ministries or learn more about their COVID-19 strategy.

medical supplies

Matthew 25: Ministries

 

Oxfam America

Oxfam America is united in their fight to help vulnerable communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their COVID-19 response focuses on three key elements: hygiene, nutrition and finances. They amplify public health messaging to educate the public on the importance of hygiene, and provide hand-washing materials to communities in need. Their food assistance programs ensure that no family goes hungry and they provide unconditional cash transfers to help people get back on their feet. 

Oxfam America worker

Oxfam America

In a world of social distancing, Oxfam has begun to virtually collaborate with partners, experts and activists to help those in need. Register to watch upcoming live discussions or view past recordings to learn more about the impact of COVID-19 and how you can get involved.

Oxfam Giving Tuesday Now

 

PATH

On #GivingTuesdayNow, donate to help the world’s most vulnerable with PATH. PATH is dedicated to helping communities hit the hardest by COVID-19 and working toward global health equity. Their COVID-19 relief strategy focuses on employee giving campaigns and corporate matching programs. You can learn more about their COVID-19 response by tuning in to PATH’s Live Forums. This conversation series explores key issues that COVID-19 has sparked around the world and features thoughtful discussion from experts. Past episodes of the live forum are stored on their website for you to view at any time. The next live forum, which focuses on immunization in Africa, will take place on May 6 at 9 a.m. ET.

PATH

 

Plan International USA

Plan International USA is utilizing #GivingTuesdayNow to support women, girls and their families around the world. 

History shows that during times of crisis, like the current COVID-19 pandemic, there is a surge in violence toward women, higher rates of teen pregnancy and an increase in child marriage. #GivingTuesdayNow is a prime opportunity for us to come together to combat these issues and keep girls safe from harm. Plan International USA’s goal is to raise $1 million toward COVID-19 relief for women and girls. These funds will help the Plan International USA team provide essential hygiene education, offer virtual learning opportunities and strengthen support for female health care workers. 

How can you support this mission on #GivingTuesdayNow? Plan International USA is urging participants to host a hygiene focused fundraiser to give back to those in need. Proper hygiene is of utmost importance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Profits from these fundraisers will go toward building a hand-washing station for a community or supplying families with vital sanitation kits. 

Plan International USA is also launching corporate sponsorship opportunities for their COVID-19 emergency response work. Donate and learn more about Plan International USA and their COVID-19 strategy.

Prison Fellowship International

While the world shelters in place, Prison Fellowship International is on the move. In direct response to the COVID-19 crisis, there are over 36,000 staff and volunteers in 166 countries working to support prisoners and their families with critical hygiene supplies and health education. Access to clean water is essential, especially during a global health pandemic. Prison Fellowship International volunteers ensure families have access to clean water and teach proper hand-washing techniques

Donate and learn more about Prison Fellowship International’s #GivingTuesdayNow efforts.

 

hand-washing

Prison Fellowship International

Project HOPE

Project HOPE bolsters the front lines of the world’s COVID-19 response. From the United States to Colombia, confirmed cases of COVID-19 are rapidly increasing in every country that their organization works in. Project HOPE’s COVID-19 response is focused on providing critical training, protective gear, and medical equipment to doctors, nurses, and other health care workers.

medical staff

Project HOPE / China

On #GivingTuesdayNow, join Project HOPE in support of the health care staff working around the clock to save lives. All contributions make an impact and strengthen the ability to treat patients safely. Project HOPE is accepting clinical volunteers to strengthen their COVID-19 response. If you’re interested in volunteering to help save lives during this pandemic, fill out an application. Additionally, they’ve partnered with experts from Brown University to launch a remote COVID-19 training program for health workers. Learn how to get involved or donate today to help stop the spread of this deadly virus!

medical equipment

Project HOPE / Puerto Rico

Refugees International

Refugees International’s COVID-19 response advocates for the most vulnerable. During the COVID-19 global health crisis, it’s more important than ever that we band together to support those in need. Refugees are among the most vulnerable amidst this pandemic, forced to live in overcrowded camps without access to critical sanitation, medical assistance or food security. Over 70 million people around the world are displaced and significantly at risk as the coronavirus continues to spread rapidly. 

On #GivingTuesdayNow, Refugees International needs your help to support refugees with the vital resources they need to combat COVID-19. Donate to support their COVID-19 relief work and help the world’s displaced people.

Rise Against Hunger

Rise Against Hunger is tackling food insecurity and hygiene health amidst the COVID-19 global pandemic. With this new threat, vulnerable communities across the globe are increasingly at risk and need your help.

From building hand-washing stations to implementing school feeding programs, Rise Against Hunger’s response is fully comprehensive and supports a wide range of needs during this time. They strengthen humanitarian operations in crisis zones, empower local communities with their sustainable agriculture programs and continue to nourish lives with healthy meals. 

On #GivingTuesdayNow, Rise Against Hunger will host a virtual event called “Rise Against Hunger Goes Live.” This event will help Rise Against Hunger raise vital funds to continue to serve chronically undernourished communities with nutritious food. It will feature a variety of segments, including their team packaging meals, sponsor highlights, educational updates and entertainment. 

Donate to Rise Against Hunger’s COVID-19 relief work. 

The Salvation Army World Service Office (SAWSO)

From Europe to Africa to the Americas, the Salvation Army World Service Office (SAWSO) has an international focus and it’s no wonder that their COVID-19 response shares that same global perspective. With programs spanning across 131 countries, SAWSO has been working to support hundreds of COVID-19 relief projects. 

In participation with #GivingTuesdayNow, SAWSO continues to raise awareness on the COVID-19 pandemic and collects donations to ensure communities worldwide receive the vital health care resources and hygiene education they need. 

Donate and learn more to support their COVID-19 efforts.

COVID-19 response

The Salvation Army World Service Office (SAWSO) / Norway

 

hand sanitizer

The Salvation Army World Service Office (SAWSO) / Australia

World Relief

During #GivingTuesdayNow, World Relief’s COVID-19 response highlights the importance of helping the most vulnerable. They are fighting the spread of COVID-19 by responding to urgent needs, establishing an emergency fund, and teaching awareness and prevention. The World Relief team needs your help to combat the spread of this deadly virus. #GivingTuesdayNow is the perfect opportunity to donate to World Relief’s emergency fund and support the most vulnerable.

World Vision

World Vision is tackling the COVID-19 pandemic on both a local and international scale, supporting vulnerable populations across the globe. Their response strategy focuses on stopping the spread, supporting safe treatment and providing basic needs to vulnerable children. 

In the United States, World Vision works with local school districts to provide family emergency kits to vulnerable members of the population. These kits are created for the families of students who heavily depend on school food programs. Each kit includes a full week’s worth of food for five people, educational resources for children and essential hygiene products. With this program alone, World Vision has supported 2,000 families. 

On a global scale, World Vision has distributed hand sanitizer and dispensers to 70 schools and youth groups in Lebanon. They have partnered with UNICEF to supply hygiene kits to 88,325 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Additionally, World Vision has provided 50,000 hygiene packs to families in China. 

In participation with #GivingTuesdayNow, World Vision hopes to raise awareness and increase support for their those in need. Donate to support World Vision’s COVID-19 strategy.


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