November boasts a number of special days, including Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But, did you know that on November 29th, people all across the world will celebrate #GivingTuesday by giving back to their favorite nonprofits?
In 2015, more than 45,000 organizations in 71 countries came together to raise awareness and support community initiatives. Last year, Habitat Greater San Francisco raised over $25,000 for our Neighborhood Revitalization program! These critical funds helped keep longtime Bay Area homeowners through our home repair program and also helped renovate community facilities and parks.
This year, here are five ways you can join us for #GivingTuesday:
Donate - Individual contributions are essential in helping fund new construction and our Neighborhood Revitalization program. Plus, if you give on November 29th your donation will be matched 100%!
- Volunteer - Your time is valuable. Volunteers are essential in building Habitat homes, making repairs to community facilities and homes and supporting the ReStore. Join us for a special #GivingTuesday themed volunteer day on November 29th.
- Shop - If you’re in search for appliances, building materials or furniture, shop at the ReStore in San Carlos during the week leading up to #GivingTuesday. As always, proceeds from your purchases go back to support Habitat Greater San Francisco. Plus, they have excellent sales and giveaways throughout the week.
- Advocate - Share why love Habitat on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or in conversation. Your stories and experiences help spread the word about affordable homeownership in the Bay Area. Want to take your advocacy chops even further? Start a fundraiser online and invite your friends to contribute.
- Chow down- This year on #GivingTuesday, Paxti’s Pizza in Hayes Valley will donate 10% of their proceeds to Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco. After your long day of volunteering, shopping and chatting up our programs, you can refuel with Paxti’s delicious (and philanthropic) pizza!
We hope that you join Habitat Greater San Francisco this #GivingTuesday for special global day of giving back!