Making An Impact on Giving Tuesday


After the day we give thanks, we have two days for getting deals: Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And now there’s a day for giving back: #GivingTuesday. The Greater Joliet Area YMCA has joined this global movement, and we encourage you to do the same!

What is #GivingTuesday?

#GivingTuesday is a day dedicated to giving back. Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday’s goal is to inspire personal philanthropy, volunteerism, and encourage bigger, better and smarter giving during the holiday season. Taking place December 1—the Tuesday after Thanksgiving—#GivingTuesday will show that the world truly gives as good as it gets.

Can I Give to the Y?

Yes! Your gift on #GivingTuesday will benefit our People Helping People Scholarship Program, which helps to ensure that no one is turned away from the Y due to the inability to pay. With your help, local families will have the opportunity to experience a variety of YMCA programs—from group fitness classes to before and after school programs, and everything in between.

You can make a difference in the life of Y kid. Make a $5, $10, $15, $20 or $25 donation to the Y’s scholarship fund on #GivingTuesday. Every gift matters. Everyone has a role to play. Together, we can achieve so much more.

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