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Clark County organizations participate in Giving Tuesday

By , Columbian staff reporter
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Nonprofits across the county, state, nation and world are participating in the 10th annual Giving Tuesday campaign, a day promoting charitable donations on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

Giving Tuesday was created by the Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact in New York City in 2012 and has since formed into an independent nonprofit and global movement. The day of giving takes place the day after Cyber Monday and a few days after Black Friday.

Fundraising

In years past, much of the local fundraising effort in Clark County happened instead in September, during the annual Give More 24! campaign. This year the campaign raised more than $3.6 million for nonprofits in Southwest Washington, breaking its own record once again. However the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington announced that it will no longer be hosting the annual Give More 24! online fundraising campaign. Instead, the foundation announced plans to work with 501 Commons, which has its own two-day campaign, called GiveBIG, hosted in May.

Local campaigns

Local homelessness services provider Share is participating in Giving Tuesday once again this year, raising funds to help fill the daily needs of more than 215 families the organization supports, according to its website.

“Your donation for #GivingTuesday can help us to meet the daily needs of children, teens, adults and senior citizens in our community,” Share staff wrote on a blogpost on the website.

To donate to Share visit sharevancouver.org .

The Humane Society for Southwest Washington has benefited from the annual day of giving since its inception, according to Director of Communications and Marketing Sam Ellingson. This year, the organization hopes to raise $25,000 or more.

“There are a lot of dogs and cats and rabbits who benefit from these donations,” Ellingson said.

To donate to the Humane Society for Southwest Washington visit hssw.org.

Furry Friends of Vancouver is aiming to raise at least $10,000 this Giving Tuesday, according to its website. The funds raised will go toward medical expenses to support the cats and kittens in care at the no-kill cat rescue. In 2021, Furry Friends spent more than $250,000 to care for around 500 cats, according to the website. To donate to Furry Friends this Giving Tuesday visit furryfriendswa.org.

These are just three of the local nonprofits participating in Giving Tuesday this year. To find out if a nonprofit is participating and to make a donation, visit its website.

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