Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday, “a global giving movement,” is celebrated every year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. This year, get involved on Nov. 28 by finding ways to give back on the Giving Tuesday website or on the #ILGive website. And if you’re looking for even more ways to give, we’ve also rounded up a few recent articles to help you find an organization in need of your donations, an easy way to help Puerto Rico recover from recent hurricanes, a local nonprofit to volunteer with, and more.

Where to Donate: A Handy Guide

Bernie's Book Bank

Whether you’re cleaning out your closet or bookshelf or updating your furniture, don’t just toss those items — donate them and make a difference to one of the many local organizations in need.

How You Can Help Keep the Lights On in Puerto Rico

How You Can Help Keep the Lights On in Puerto Rico

Two months after two hurricanes thrashed Puerto Rico, only about half of the island’s electricity has been restored. In the longest and largest blackout in U.S. history, more than a million fellow Americans are still without power.

6 Rewarding Ways to Volunteer This Season

Volunteer: Open Books

This season is filled with so many sources of delight, but nothing warms the heart quite like giving to those in need. Here are six fun ways you and your family can volunteer this season.

35 Simple Acts of Kindness That Will Make Someone’s Day — and Yours Too

35 Simple Acts of Kindness That Will Make Someone’s Day — and Yours Too

Even if you can’t give much, these small acts of kindness will still make a difference in someone’s life.

3 Ways to Give Back on Giving Tuesday

There Are Many Ways to Give on Giving Tuesday

The holiday season is a time for family and festivities. It’s also a time to be reminded of those who are less fortunate and in need of a helping hand. Here, the American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois shares ways to give back to those who need it most.

 

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