FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): “Giving Tuesday” is back, earlier than usual.
Typically, “Giving Tuesday” is a day for giving back to nonprofits and charities on both a local and national level, held the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
This year, however, it’s being held today, as a response to the economic and financial damage done by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Called “Giving Tuesday NOW,” today organizers are encouraging you to support healthcare workers, give to the organizations you love the most, and help out small businesses.
Some local efforts include an effort by the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne to raise funds for the Embassy Theatre, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana, and more.
Some large organizations started the day off with large donations, including Old National Bancorp, which pledged $15,000 to be split between the Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne, Miss Virginia’s Food Pantry, Three Rivers Distilling Company, Bridge of Grace Compassionate Ministry Center, and SCAN.
NIPSCO also announced $97,000 in donations to 18 organizations across northern Indiana, including the Community Harvest Food Bank and The Rescue Mission, both in Fort Wayne.
“Giving Tuesday” will also be held on its traditional day as well, this year falling on December 1st.