Grit. Grind. Give.
Choose901, along with many other nonprofits around the world, are participating in a global philanthropic movement called Giving Tuesday. The idea behind Giving Tuesday is simple: kick off the holiday season in a spirit of generosity that unites communities and supports non-profits! Memphis is all heart—in fact, we are ranked as the most generous city in the nation, so Giving Tuesday is a wonderful time to show off that generosity. On November 27th, take the opportunity to participate in Grit. Grind. Give., the local answer to Giving Tuesday, and support Memphis non-profits that pour so much love into our city. To participate, just choose a worthy Memphis nonprofit to support with a financial gift, or by pledging to volunteer. Be a part of the generosity that shapes our city and can make a difference in our future.
How To Get Involved
Pick a worthy nonprofit to donate money to.
Make a gift to one (or more!) of your favorite organizations, or use this as an opportunity to explore and support the mission of a new nonprofit. You can go directly to the website of your chosen nonprofit to give on November 27th. If you’d like to research nonprofits in the Greater Memphis area, you can start at WHEREtoGIVEmidsouth.org. Use the list of organizations, or search by local issue.
If you’re interested in making a gift to impact an area school, SchoolSeed is a good resource. Wherever you choose to give, any gift of any size is greatly appreciated.
Grit. Grind. Give Time
This Giving Tuesday, consider giving time! Volunteer Odyssey connects you to hundreds of volunteer opportunities in the Memphis area with organizations that will make great use of your gift of time. Please visit VolunteerCompass.com to find your perfect place to volunteer. One hour of volunteer time equates to $22 dollars worth of economic impact on our community.
Unite with others to make a collective impact.
Donate on Giving Tuesday, participate all year! Join GiVE 365, a unique dollar-a-day giving experience that lets you pool your contribution with other members’ and decide together which organizations you want to receive the money. You can be part of a grant review team, attend fun philanthropy events, and cast your vote to grant tens of thousands of dollars each year.
GIVING TUESDAY 2018 DONATION DRIVES & EVENTS
SCS Operation Warm Hearts
6 AM – 7 PM
Shelby County Schools is collecting new winter coats and accessories as well as new toys to be distributed to SCS students in grades K-12.
Giving Tuesday Blanket Drive – Room In The Inn-Memphis
11 AM – 4 PM
Room In The Inn–Memphis has set a goal to collect 1,000 blankets by Giving Tuesday. You can purchase a new one from their Amazon wishlist and have it sent directly to the organization. You can also donate your own gently used and freshly laundered blankets, or host your own blanket drive and bring what you collect to the official drop-off event on November 27th.
Head to Crosstown Brewing Company to hang with Operation Broken Silence as they celebrate their education program in Sudan! Buy a beer or two, score some delicious Lightning BBQ, and learn how you can get involved.
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Pop on in to the Volunteer Pop Up Party in Germantown where there’ll be three nonprofits with projects that can be completed on site. All ages are welcome.
7 PM – 9 PM
Celebrate Taco Tuesday AND give back to the families of LeBonheur Children’s Hospital and Fedex Family House at the same time. Head over to Moe’s on Germantown Parkway where they’ll be donating 60% of their earnings to provide families with breakfast and dinner while their child is hospitalized.
Join the Party!
Use our logos in your social media and email appeals to let your supporters know you are participating. Click here to download the graphics pack.
Announce Your Participation
Let your audience know that you are participating in Grit. Grind. Give. this year so they can plan for it. Click here for national communications toolkits including sample tweets and posts. Don’t forget the local flavor—use the hashtag #gritgrindgive so we can track our reach!
Make it Easy to Give
Make sure your donation buttons/pages and volunteer sign-ups are easy to find on your website. If you have a specific volunteer opportunity you would like people to commit to, consider becoming a partner organization with Volunteer Odyssey.
Be a Social Media Supporter
Like and Share posts about Grit. Grind. Give. to let your audience know you are a part of the campaign.
Are you a corporation, small business, restaurant, or retailer wanting to get involved in Memphis’s Giving Tuesday, “Grit. Grind. Give.”? Awesome! Here are a few ways you can engage in the day and help a worthy local nonprofit.
For Corporations or Large Businesses:
- Consider making your end of the year charitable gifts on Giving Tuesday (11/27) to celebrate the day and help us surpass last year’s giving total of $489,394K in one day giving. Don’t forget to post on your social media channels and hashtag us at #gritgrindgive!
- Consider issuing a matching challenge to a nonprofit to double giving efforts.
- Promote individual employee giving on 11/27 in your internal communications. Click to access our 2018 GGG Corporate ToolKit.
For Small Businesses, Restaurants, and Retailers:
- Consider donating a portion of your proceeds on Giving Tuesday to a worthy local nonprofit of your choosing.
- Hang this sign in your window and/or post it on your cashier counter/host station to let your customers know you are a Grit Grind Give Participating Business and who you are giving to.
- Consider partnering with a nonprofit to promote shopping or dining with you on Small Business Saturday and in turn donating a portion of the proceeds back to them on Giving Tuesday.
- Promote your participation on Social Media! Here’s the graphics pack for businesses and here is some easy language to us in your social posts: 2018 GGG Small Business Tool Kit.
- Use the short form below to tell us about your Giving Tuesday plan.
No worries. We’re here to help. Just send any questions to Contact@Choose901.com.