Giving Tuesday or #givingtuesday is a movement that was started in 2011 in hopes of creating a national day of charitable giving. Fighting against the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to give back during the holidays. There are so many amazing nonprofits that deserve your donation, but here are just a few to consider:
Freedom Hoops uses basketball to mentor and transform urban youth in Kansas City. Their numbers continue to grow, and they need a 15-passenger van to help transport their young men to Freedom Hoops’ basketball, mentoring, and leadership development programs. They are looking to raise $25,000 to purchase the vehicle. Conservatively, this would provide 2,500 rides next year. Click here to donate now!
The mission of Safehome is to break the cycle of domestic violence and partner abuse for victims and their children in our community. How your donation makes a difference:
- $25 can help an individual take the first step to self-sufficiency by paying for transportation to support groups, housing, & legal appointments
- $75 can provide one therapy session for a survivor in need
- $250 provides a victim of domestic violence legal representation in obtaining a protection order
- $1,000 provides an apartment security deposit for a family leaving the shelter
As you eat well this holiday season, don’t forget to be thankful for the people that make those meals possible: farmers. Local farmers grow the produce that will be showcased on many tables across the metro this Thanksgiving. But they also work tirelessly to ensure that our community has access to fresh, healthy produce year-round.
Farmers like husband and wife Swa Dit (above) and Mee Nge of Ra Mat Dar Farm, who learned to grow food and operate a farm business at Cultivate KC’s Juniper Gardens Training Farm. Since graduating from the training program, Swa Dit and Mee Nge have opened a restaurant, Sone Ze Ya, in the Historic Northeast area where they serve traditional Burmese cuisine using many ingredients they grow themselves.
Give today and help grow and support more farmers and farm families like those of Swa Dit and Me Ngee, who are dedicated to growing food and strengthening Kansas City’s food community and food system.