Giving Tuesday: Ways to Help Those in the D.C. Area

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are over... but it's not too late for Giving Tuesday!

Giving Tuesday gained traction last year as a day to encourage giving, raising funds and awareness for important causes everywhere. The 2012 event raised $10 million online for charities.

Here are a few places to which you can donate in the D.C. area:

• The Salvation Army hopes to boost contributions on Giving Tuesday to provide for the financially disadvantaged during the holidays. Donate here.

• Donations to Martha’s Table will go toward combating cuts to food benefits for poor families. Donate here.

Miriam’s Kitchen asks for donations to help end chronic homelessness in D.C. Donate here.

Goodwill of Greater Washington is celebrating Giving Tuesday by raising money for job training programs. Donate here.


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• A donation to the D.C. Diaper Bank will help ensure babies and toddlers grow up healthy with the diapers they need. Donate here.

• The Literacy Council of Montgomery County is participating in Giving Tuesday by conducting a campaign to recruit volunteer tutors for 2014. Donate here.

DC SCORES has a goal to serve every student in D.C. deserving of a team. A donation to DC SCORES can help provide a soccer uniform for 200 new students. Donate here. 

• The Latin American Youth Center will hold a Give Warmth Drive from 5 to 8 p.m. on Giving Tuesday accepting coats, hats, and more for homeless and runaway teens. Donate here. 

Just Neighbors is seeking support for their work providing immigration legal services to low-income immigrants and refugees of all faiths and nationalities. Donate here. 

FRESHFARM Markets wants help raising money to build a state-of-the-art teaching kitchen for a public elementary school in northeast D.C. Donate here.

• A donation to N Street Village will help hundreds of homeless and low-income women in D.C. Donate here.

• Help keep D.C. safe by giving to Collective Action for Safe Spaces, which aims to prevent public sexual harassment and assault in D.C. Donate here.

Bread for the City provides vulnerable residents of D.C. with comprehensive services, including food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services. Donate here.

• Based in Silver Spring, Md., the Potomac Conservancy safeguards the lands and waters of the Potomac region. Donate here.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)/Prince George’s County is launching a campaign to help raise awareness about CASA and their mission to provide a voice for abused and neglected children. Donate here.

• The Housing Initiative Partnership in Prince George’s County donations will help create housing and economic opportunities for low to moderate income families. Donate here.

• A donation to Kids R First will help 19,500 kids who struggle to afford school supplies in Fairfax and Loudon counties. Donate here.

MarylandCAN needs support to improve schools for Maryland children. Donate here.

• A donation to the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault funds efforts to end sexual violence in Maryland. Donate here.

• DC Youth Sports Network aims to improve the quality of youth sports programs in D.C. Donate here.

• Donations to the Smithsonian National Museum of African Arts on Giving Tuesday will go directly to their program called Studio Africa which provides education for fourth and fifth graders. Donate here.

• The D.C. Center is participating in Giving Tuesday to provide funds for the LGBT community in the D.C. area. Donate here.

Girls on the Run of NOVA is generating donations today to support girls of Northern Virginia in their quest for self-esteem and healthy living. Donate here.

• You can help build a better community in NOVA by donating to Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia. Donate here.

D.C. Central Kitchen is using tinyGive to accept donations via Twitter on Giving Tuesday, but people can also donate to them through their website. Donate here.

Prince George’s Community College Foundation, Inc. has a list for ways to give, including cash donations, gifts and other methods. Their list of suggestions is here.

• A donation can be made to support the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless on their website. Donate here.

• The Business and Professional Women’s Foundation is accepting donations online and is also thanking those who have already donated to them on their Facebook page. Donate here. 

• The Friends of Guest House provides a list of ways to donate and support their work. Donate here.

• Donations to St. Coletta of Greater Washington will help provide a variety of hands-on learning opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Donate here.

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