The Power of Giving

Use Your Superpowers and Be a Hero on GivingTuesday!

For anyone who ever wished to have the power to make a really big impact on their community and on the world, GivingTuesday can be a dream come true.

Last year, more than 3.6 million people from 150 countries joined together to raise $400 million on GivingTuesday. United Way stands ready to keep the momentum going this year to tackle #UNIGNORABLE issues in our community like, homelessness, domestic violence, and social isolation, to name a few.

GivingTuesday is an international movement that harnesses the generosity of millions of people around the world to support the causes they believe in and help solve critical issues in their communities. On this day, every single act of volunteerism or donation to United Way is amplified by the sheer number of people joining in.

Established in 2012, as a celebratory kickoff to the holiday giving season, GivingTuesday happens on the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday and has become a worldwide philanthropic event. This year, GivingTuesday will be on December 3, and you can join in to help power change, whether it’s your first time or you’ve participated before.

The power of one. The impact of many.

The best part about GivingTuesday? It doesn’t take a heroic effort to make an impact. Last year, millions of Canadians joined 6,500 charities and businesses to raise more than $15 million. On December 3, the power of any amount you donate is supercharged by the collective giving that happens on this extraordinary day.

If you’ve never participated in GivingTuesday, mark your calendar to show your local love and join the world in making a global impact. Earn your cape this year by donating to United Way.

Donate at: https://give.unitedway.ca/donate/WFORTM

Author: The United Way of Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo

communications@fmwbunitedway.com | 780-791-0077 ext. 3015