HOUSTON – Giving Tuesday has traditionally been the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, but those that organize the day have set up another day to inspire people to be generous.
Tuesday, May 5 is #GivingTuesdayNow.
“Giving Tuesday is always, since the beginning of it, really about human connection and strengthening communities, and that is exactly what’s needed now, when there’s fear and uncertainty and polarizing forces, and those things are threatening social as well as economic collapse, in addition to all the health uncertainty and fear,” Asha Curran, CEO of GivingTuesday, the nonprofit behind the initiative, told Fast Company.
Here are a few organizations in the Houston area that are participating in this year’s event.
Julia C. Hester House is a long-standing community center in Fifth Ward, helping to empower, build and sustain area-residents.
Donations can be made here and will support mechanisms that focus on youth development, senior services, social services and workforce development.