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20 great places to give in Dayton on Giving Tuesday 

Dayton is a city that knows how to dig in and give. 

The website Travelocity.com just acknowledged Dayton's big-heartedness based on a study of social media posts. Now, it is time to show it in a big way.  

>>MORE: Dayton among the top philanthropic cities

Giving Tuesday is Nov. 28. The day following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday dates back to 2012. 

BRUNNER LITERACY CENTER

"Giving Tuesday is always a wonderful way to shine a spotlight on all the good that is done in Dayton," Bridget Shingleton, the marketing and communications manager for the Brunner Literacy Center, told this news organization in 2016.

>> MORE: Overall charity facts and figures

This year marks the second time the free, one-on-one adult literacy organization will participate in Giving Tuesday.  

Brunner Literacy Center tutoring session.  (Photo: Brunner Literacy Center)

Launched in 2011, Brunner's latest center at 1046 Brown St. recently opened and is part of a partnership with Catholic Social Services. The center hopes to raise funds and attract tutoring volunteers.  

Brunner Literacy Center tutoring session.  (Photo: Brunner Literacy Center)

Information can be found on the organization's  giving Tuesday page.

THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF DAYTON 

Campaign:The organization will make soup for a local soup kitchen, packing care packages for Israel Defense Forces soliders and decorating cards for senior Hanukkah bags as part of its hands-on campaign, which is held 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Boonshoft Center for Jewish Culture and Education, 525 Versailles Dr., Centerville. 

The event is open is free and open to the public. There will be coffee and treats in the morning and soup in the evening. 

The federation will collect workplace appropriate clothing for Clothes that Work; basic food for Dayton Foodbank, toys, craft supplies, board games and art sets For FLOC (For Love of Children) and gloves, scarves, toothpaste, waterproof backpacks, deodorant and other items for Chyal Ey Chyal (Soldier to Soldier).  

Visit jewishdayton.org for more information and a fuller list of requested items. 

DAYTON BALET 

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 top finisher will receive $1,000 added to his or her total for the area of the hospital they are championing. The competition is sponosored by evenflo. 

Info: Visit childrensdayton.org/givingtuesday to donate.

UNITED WAY OF THE GREATER DAYTON AREA 

Campaign: The agency hopes to raise $5,000 to provide beds to 50 needy children in the Dayton area through Giving Tuesday. It has partnered with Secret Smiles, Morris Home Furnishing, University of Dayton and Dayton Dynamo. 

The ultimate goal is to provide 100 beds to need children. 

Info: dayton-unitedway.org or text "100beds" to 71777 

RUBI GIRLS 

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 Novemeber Days of Giving. 

It asks supports to donate to its annual fund, purchase or renew memberships or  “adopting a lithograph in the current special exhibition Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau. 

Info: visit daytonartinstitute.org/novemberdaysofgiving.

A SPECIAL WISH FOUNDATION — DAYTON CHAPTER 

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL 

Campaign: The agency is collecting donations as part of its ongoing fight against poverty and homelessness. 

Info: Visit stvincentdayton.org/givingtuesday

ANTIOCH WRITER'S WORKSHOP 

Campaign: The 32-year-old workshop is offering a range of special benefits, book gifts and special events to those who donates more than $10 a month. 

Info: Visit antiochwritersworkshop.com/donate

UPDAYTON 

EQUITAS HEALTH (formerly AIDS Resource Center Ohio)

Campaign: The community-based healthcare system is accepting donations as part of its Gift of Gratitude program. Donors are being encouraged to recognize those who had an impact on their life through a gift.  

Names received with gifts by December 31 will be displayed in Equitas' medical centers and offices throughout the holidays. Supports are also asked to use #GivingTuesdayNWO on social media. 

Info: gratitude.equitashealth.com

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF DAYTON 

SUNWATCH INDIAN VILLAGE/ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK

THE DAYTON VISUAL ARTS CENTER 

Campaign: The arts organization established in 1991 is accepting dsonations through a special giving page. 

Info: Visit http://daytonvisualarts.org/year-end-gift/  

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF THE MIAMI VALLEY

THE MUSTARD SEED FOUNDATION 

HOUSE OF BREAD 

URS: UNITED REHABILITATION SERVICE 

HUMANE SOCIETY OF GREATER DAYTON 

Campaign: The animal welfare organization is celebrating 115 years by seeking donations from 115 donors through Giving Tuesday. All levels of donations are being accepted, but those who donate $115 to the #Paws2Give campaign will have a shelter animal named in their honor as a thank you. 

More info: https://e.gesture.com/events/73p/     

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