Giving Tuesday began in 2012 as a way to give back to the community after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. With a focus on generosity and togetherness, individuals are encouraged to donate time, money, or resources to different groups and people in their communities.
Donating during Giving Tuesday is the perfect way to kick off the holiday gift giving season. Here we have compiled a list of charities Gardner White partners with and donation links to each organization.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Since 2000, the Red Cross has collected enough blood at Gardner White stores to save the lives of over 25,000 people.
DRAW – Disaster Relief at Work
DRAW (Disaster Relief At Work, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to providing relief services to communities around the United States hit by natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes. DRAW was started with a singular premise in mind: a natural disaster is one of very few times in the human experience where a person or family goes from everyday life to rock bottom instantly.
K-9 Stray Rescue League
The K-9 mission is to rescue as many well-tempered, adoptable dogs as possible from county shelters’ euthanasia lists and owner surrenders, provide a humane environment for rescued dogs until permanent homes are found, and educate the public on responsible pet ownership.
Lighthouse of Michigan
Lighthouse of Michigan was established in 2019 when Lighthouse of Oakland County and South Oakland Shelter combined forces and merged agencies. Lighthouse’s vision is to solve the problems of poverty and homelessness by building affordable housing in local communities and by providing people with the resources, relationships, and skills they need to better themselves.
Metropolitan Detroit Diaper Bank
The Metropolitan Detroit Diaper Bank is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Their mission is to educate and raise the quality of life for our community by providing disenfranchised populations with diapers for infants, children, and senior citizens; ensuring that everyone in the Metropolitan Detroit area can be clean, dry and healthy.
Neighborhood House assists our neighbors during times of hardship. They partner with the community and other social service providers to help those neighbors toward self-sufficiency. Sudden job loss, divorce, death of a spouse; Neighborhood House recognizes the basic need of residents in crisis and responds with emotional and financial assistance.
The Parade Company
Gardner White is proud to be the presenting sponsor of America’s Thanksgiving Parade. Founded in 1984, The Parade Company is a not-for-profit organization governed by the Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation whose board of directors is comprised of key civic and corporate leaders in the greater Detroit region.
Toys For Tots
The primary goal of the Marine’s Toys for Tots program is –through the gift of a new toy– help bring the joy of Christmas and send a message of hope to America’s less fortunate children.
United Way for Southeastern Michigan
In Southeastern Michigan, nearly half of all families struggle to meet their basic needs. At United Way, they mobilize a network of hundreds of partners and thousands of donors, advocates and volunteers to build communities of stable households and thriving children.
Volunteers of America – Michigan
For some Michigan families, ‘hardship’ and ‘struggle’ are not just words. Volunteers of America Michigan’s Adopt A Family program helps children, seniors and veterans by providing food, toys, clothing and something else equally essential: Hope.
Giving Tuesday is a wonderful opportunity for people to come together through generosity by giving time, money, or resources to support their communities and local causes. Spread the holiday cheer in your community by donating to one of these organizations or to a charity of your choosing!