Two Ridings Community Foundation is thrilled to announce that we’re one of the thousands of organisations taking part in this year’s #GivingTuesday campaign, to be held on the 1st of December.
Brought to the UK in 2014 by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), this year #GivingTuesday offers the opportunity to #GiveBack2020 either by donating to charity, reaffirming commitment to a cause, volunteering time or supporting others by simply helping a friend, neighbour or family member.
In 2020, the global Covid-19 pandemic has caused dramatic repercussions around the world. According to CAF research, charities have reported a significant increase in demand for their services while more than half (53%) have suffered a drop in donations. Charities estimate they will see a £10bn funding gap and without help, many may be forced to close their doors.
Two Ridings is an independent Community Foundation helping ordinary people do extraordinary things that make our local communities thrive and improve the lives of people who live in North and East Yorkshire by supporting small charities in the area.
In 2019 #GivingTuesday was the top trending item on UK Twitter and generated more than 487m impressions. In the UK, more than £14.2 million was raised in online donations (via Visa alone), equivalent to almost £10,000 per minute.
Jan Garrill, Chief Executive at Two Ridings said:
“Giving to charities has never been more vitally important than right now: not only are they helping keep elderly and vulnerable fed, safe, well and connected, they are doing it whilst facing severe financial hardship themselves. Giving via Two Ridings Community Foundation is the most effective way to support the hundreds of local groups responding in our region today.”
Gráinne Mathews, #GivingTuesday UK Lead at the CAF, adds:
“Charities have given us so much this year, from vital food deliveries during the lockdown, to developing new ways to deliver services so they could continue to help those in need; all while struggling themselves with cancelled fundraising events and closed charity shops.
“This #GivingTuesday charities need us to be there for them like they’ve been there for us. It is time to #GiveBack2020. It’s easy, just think of what you have – money, a voice, family, friends, followers, or time – and how that might help.”
To find out more about #GivingTuesday, and how you can get involved, visit: http://www.givingtuesday.org.uk/
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