Giving Tuesday

Tuesday is “Giving Tuesday,” a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Entering its eighth year, Giving Tuesday is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, Giving Tuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.

Locally, the Community Foundation of Northeast Michigan (CFNEM) has lined up 60 non-profits that are looking for financial donations today. Last year the Foundation accepted over $156,000 in online donations over the 24 hour period.

For additional information, to view the list of non-profits accepting donations, and to donate, visit the Community Foundation’s website at

Alpena Community College is teaming up with Alpena Alcona Area Credit Unions today, which will match all donations to ACC, up to $10,000. The money will go toward a major renovation project for Van Lare Hall.