After Thanksgiving – a day for giving thanks, and Black Friday and Cyber Monday – two days of shopping and deals, comes Giving Tuesday – a day to give back. Celebrated on December 1st, Giving Tuesday provides charities with helping hands and a way to raise needed funds for their organization.
Fort Wayne NonProfits
There are many charities and non-profits worldwide, however there are many right here in Fort Wayne who need your help. This Giving Tuesday, make a difference in your community by making a donation to a local nonprofit such as one of these:
Allen County SPCA
The Allen County SPCA provides a safe haven for homeless cats and dogs in Northeast Indiana and promotes the prevention of cruelty to animals, an effective and comprehensive animal adoption program, and education and outreach programs for the community.
During Giving Tuesday, they will be offering a dollar for dollar match. Donate online at http://www.acspca.org/donate.html
Community Harvest Food Bank
The Community Harvest Food Bank of Fort Wayne provides free, immediate food assistance to those in need in northeast Indiana. Their mission is to alleviate hunger through the full use of donated food and other resources, and to increase public awareness of and involvement in solutions to hunger.
This month, The Community Harvest Food Bank has teamed up with McMahon Tire. Any monetary donation made to the food bank at McMahon Tire’s Glenbrook Square location by December 23rd will be matched. Every dollar raised will feed a meal to a family of four.
Financial donations can be made at McMahon tire for their match program. Or you can make a monetary donation online.
The Rescue Mission
The Rescue Mission is a faith-based, nonprofit that provides a home for the homeless, food for the hungry, and hope for their future. Donations help to provide restorative care to men, women and children in our community experiencing a homeless crisis. Monetary donations can be made online. Monetary and/or food donations can be made at their corporate office at 301 W. Superior Street.
Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana
The mission of Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana is to provide resources, education, and support to individuals diagnosed with cancer, to their families, and to the community. Their mission is to enhance the quality of life of those affected by cancer. Make a difference in the life of someone with cancer by volunteering with the Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana or by making a monetary donation online at cancer-services.org/donate
Hope for Animals
Hope for Animal’s mission is to put an end to the euthanasia of healthy adoptable pets. They offer safe, low-cost spay/neuter surgeries for cats and dogs regardless of owner’s income and low-cost preventative care through their Wellness Clinic. Your donation will help them provide spay/neuter surgeries as well as help with the supplies and needs of the clinic. Monetary donations can be made online, by check, by phone by calling (260) 420-7729. Monetary donations as well as every day needs can be made at their location at 1333 Maycrest Drive in Fort Wayne. Or give back by volunteering.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana
Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children succeed and thrive by matching them with an adult volunteer to help develop positive relationships. Their mission is to help children reach their potential through one-to-one relationships with mentors that have a measurable impact on youth. Want to help? Fill out the volunteer application or donate online.
Allen County Council on Aging
The Allen County Council on Aging, a division of Aging & In-home Services of Northeast Indiana, serves seniors and persons with disabilities of all ages. Their mission is to promote dignity, independence, and advocacy for all older adults and persons with disabilities. Your donation will help them provide care to seniors and the disabled who need assistance. Donate online at www.agingihs.org/donate/index.php
There are many more local nonprofits that need your help. To find one that you would like to help visit, greatnonprofits.org