As the holiday season approaches, so does the season of giving. The team at S4 Group is happy to be participating in Giving Tuesday this year, and we would love share some local charities that could use your support as well.
Giving Tuesday is a worldwide event that started at the Belfer Center Innovation & Social Impact and has grown to reach over 150 countries, raise over $300 million, and garner over 21 billion online impressions. Founded just six years ago, the organization has used social media and the hashtag #GivingTuesday to amplify local, national, and worldwide acts of kindness.
This year Giving Tuesday will happen on November 27th. Whether its donating money and goods or volunteering your time, there are tons of ways to get involved with the cause. We’ve gathered just a few of the hundreds of organizations participating in the Phoenix area, so browse through and see how you can give back to the community!
St.Mary’s Food Bank
For the past 50 years the food bank at St. Mary’s has worked to feed families and individuals in the area that struggle with hunger, finances, and self-sufficiency. The St. Mary’s Food Bank is actually the first official food bank ever created and is one of the largest in the United States.
With 95% of donations going directly to the cause, the food bank serves over two-thirds of the counties in Arizona. Check out their website to see the several different ways that you can help out this local cause.
Animal Defense League of Arizona
Do you have a soft spot for helping out creatures and critters in need? The Animal Defense League of Arizona works directly with animals and on a legislative level to aid all sorts of animals — from farm animals to wild animals to animals in the entertainment industry.
A few of the organization’s main initiatives include spaying and neutering stray cats, educating the public on how to treat animals, and providing their perspective in legislative arenas. Visit their website to see how you can help the Animal Defense League’s cause.
The 100 Club
Since its inception in 1968, the 100 Club has been dedicated to providing assistance for public safety agencies, officers, firefighters, EMT/Paramedics, and their families in the state of Arizona. The club offers financial support and resources to families and individuals who have been seriously injured or killed in the line of duty.
The organization hosts several special fundraising events throughout the year, like charity softball games and galas. For information about how you can help the 100 Club, check out how to get involved on their website.
Support My Club
The mission of Support My Club is to aid students by supporting and fulfilling the needs of various school clubs and teams. The organization finds that students involved in after-school activity are more engaged in their academics and less likely to engage in risky behavior.
Clubs in the area post their needs online, and donors can shop through the requests and purchase different items. For every $100 donated, the students pledge to spend 1 hour of their time doing community service. If you’re interested in supporting local clubs and teams, visit the Support My Club website for more information on how to get involved.
Invest in the Phoenix Metro Area Community
There are tons of other great organizations to give back to during this year’s Giving Tuesday event, and we hope that you choose to donate what you can to one of them.
If you’re looking for more information on charities in the Phoenix area, or just want to know more about the area in general, contact the team at S4 Group. We’re happy to help you invest in the local community!