After you’ve spent all of your money on gifts and applicable “treat yo’self” moments on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Museum Store Sunday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday (falling on Dec. 3 this year) gives you a chance to give some of your hard-earned money back to the community.
And specifically, in Dayton, there are dozens of establishments that need your help this holiday season. So, if you’re looking to give back to the community that works to support you and your dreams, we’ve come up with a list of places in Dayton accepting your donations on Giving Tuesday.
❤💰AGAPE FOR YOUTH, INC.
❤💰A SPECIAL WISH FOUNDATION — DAYTON CHAPTER
Campaign: For every donation you make to A Special Wish Foundation chapter in Dayton, you’ll be making dreams come true for children in need across the community. Donate now at aspecialwishdayton.org.
❤💰BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF THE MIAMI VALLEY
On this Giving Tuesday, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Miami Valley will be accepting donations to help ensure that every youth in need meets their perfect match in a mentor.
❤💰BRUNNER LITERACY CENTER
"Giving Tuesday is always a wonderful way to shine a spotlight on all the good that is done in Dayton," Bridget S. Hutt, the community engagement manager for the Brunner Literacy Center, told this news organization.
Information can be found on the literacy organization's giving Tuesday page.
❤💰CLOTHES THAT WORK
Campaign: This arts organization, established in 1991, is accepting donations through a special giving page. Your donation will help local artists gain recognition.
Visit http://thecontemporarydayton.org to donate.
❤💰THE DAYTON ART INSTITUTE
Campaign: The museum, located at 456 Belmonte Park North in Dayton, is encouraging support through the end of the month as part of their declaration to make every day Giving Tuesday.
It asks patrons to donate to its annual fund, purchase or renew memberships, or support the museum while shopping using Kroger’s Community Rewards program or Dorothy Lane Market’s Good Neighbor Program.
Visit daytonartinstitute.org for more information.
❤💰DAYTON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
Campaign: The hospital's #GivingTuesday Challenge started on Black Friday and ends on #GivingTuesday. Families, patients, community friends and employees create a personal giving pages to share why they believe in supporting Dayton Children's. The "champions" are competing to be the top fundraiser.
The event’s sponsor, Boom Crate, will be matching every donation up to $15,000.
Visit childrensdayton.org/givingtuesday to donate.
Consider a donation to the foundation that supports projects and needs throughout the community, with a major focus this year on tornado relief and Dayton’s mass shooting victims fund.
❤💰DAYTON INTERNATIONAL PEACE MUSEUM
❤💰FIVE RIVERS METROPARKS FOUNDATION
❤💰HUMANE SOCIETY OF GREATER DAYTON
❤💰RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF DAYTON
❤💰SICSA PET ADOPTION CENTER
❤💰ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
❤💰UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON
Campaign: Though the campaign is currently active, the project, created by University of Dayton student Katie Klein, was inspired by Giving Tuesday. For any donation to the university over $50, donors will receive a holiday ornament crafted by Klein. To make a donation, visit udayton.edu.
On Giving Tuesday, you can donate to one of UpDayton’s current charitable projects. This year, donations can be made to help in the creation of Baldwin’s Cafe, a bookstore that will double as a safe space for artists with African American literature and a cafe with tea, vegan and vegetarian options. Donations will be used to cover the initial startup costs such as books, furniture and marketing. You can donate to this charitable cause at updayton.org/donate.
❤💰URS: UNITED REHABILITATION SERVICE
Campaign: Donations to United Rehabilitation Service on Giving Tuesday will support vocational training programs and daycare for adults and seniors with disabilities. Donate to this organization at ursdayton.org.
❤💰YMCA OF GREATER DAYTON
Campaign: When donors give to the YMCA of Greater Dayton on Giving Tuesday, they have the option of supporting several different campaigns. They can help a child go to YMCA Summer Day Camp, help bridge the education gap by supporting Y Learning or fund an adult's participation in LIVESTRONG at the YMCA or the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program. Donate to the annual fund at daytonymca.org.
Campaign: Give to the YWCA’s annual fund on Giving Tuesday, supporting women in the Dayton area who may be at risk for domestic violence and homelessness, and providing them with the tools to succeed. Donate to the YWCA at ywcadayton.org.