GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world.
At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people of all races, faiths, and political views together across the globe. Generosity gives everyone power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act on. It’s a day for everyone around the world to stand together and give back in all ways, no matter who or where we are.
People can show their generosity in a variety of ways during #GivingTuesdayNow, whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or giving to causes, every act of generosity counts. The global movement will emphasize opportunities to give back to communities and causes in safe ways that allow for social connection even while practicing physical distancing.
We wanted to highlight a few ways for you to participate in this great day in our local community.
Local ways to give
For over 10 years, LSSN operated a grocery store-style, client-choice food pantry in Las Vegas, allowing homeless and low-income shoppers to feel dignified and choose the food they want to eat. Then in 2016, LSSN decided to go a step further and launched DigiMart, the first fully online digital food pantry in the country. Each year, about half a million pounds of nutritious food is given out to support thousands of our community members through DigiMart. A wide variety of meats, vegetables, fruits, dairy, bread and pastries as well as non-perishable food items are provided to those in need. Click here to donate on their official GivingTuesday site.
The Poppy Foundation rescues special needs, chronically ill, unadoptable and abused cats. These cats will live the remainder of their lives in our care. We receive no federal funding and depend solely on charitable donations. Our organization is run entirely by volunteers who generously provide care and love to our cats. Click here to donate.
Project 150 started in December 2011, when we learned that the Clark County School District has an overwhelming number of homeless teenagers attending school. The issue was highlighted in a local TV news report that focused on 150 homeless students attending Rancho High School. The shock over this seemingly hidden reality for over 7,500 students in the Las Vegas Valley created a buzz among a network of friends and business colleagues. Click here to donate.
The Hearts Alive Animal Foundation
Hearts Alive Village, a nonprofit organization, was founded in the heart of Las Vegas, Nevada, because of an intense need to help save dogs and cats from losing their lives in an overcrowded shelter system. Our adoption centers and foster homes continue to provide a safe haven for pets to heal while awaiting their new home. Click here to donate on their official GivingTuesday website.
For more details about the GivingTuesday movement, visit the GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTuesday.