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Our Giving Tuesday Guide features plenty of ways to support a better Memphis for all. Find a cause that speaks to your heart. (Photo: Erica Haskett)

The Ultimate Giving Tuesday Guide: Love on Local Nonprofits

In 2012, Giving Tuesday was created as a radical movement of generosity.

Memphis Giving - Together on Giving Tuesday.

Since then, Giving Tuesday has mobilized the missions of many–and is a powerful force for the Memphis community.

And for a city of givers, Giving Tuesday is a natural fit. Each year Memphians give more than the last, and we don’t expect anything less for #GiveMemphis 2022. 

There are many ways to #GiveMemphis your love. However, we’ve put together a guide of powerful organizations with missions we believe in. So, find a cause that hits close home or tugs on the heartstrings.

When you choose to give to local organizations, you are helping build a better, stronger Memphis for all. 

If you love your city–it will love you back. 

Happy #GivingTuesday Memphis!

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MAM families shopping at the annual MAM Christmas store!

On #GivingTuesday, Memphis Athletic Ministries (MAM) is raising money for the MAM Christmas Store, an annual event that helps families have a wonderful, fun, and very memorable Christmas! In addition to receiving a Target gift card, each participant will hear a Gospel presentation over a warm meal and receive a laundry basket filled with essential household items, Bibles, and books.

Only 24% of third graders in Memphis-Shelby County Schools are reading on grade level. You can help Mariah read her first chapter book by giving today!

 This #GivingTuesday, Memphis Teacher Residency is raising money to fight educational inequality. Educational inequality is one of the greatest social justice and Civil Rights issues in America today. Raising $50,000 on Giving Tuesday will help us train MTR residents this year so more students like Mariah will learn to read. Be part of that magic by giving today.

Join the Giving Tuesday movement by giving to The Collegiate School of Memphis! Collegiate is teaming up with friends like you to raise $2,000, which will provide an unforgettable summer experience for 40 Collegiate middle school scholars at CSM’s STEAM Camp.

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Tech901 Graduates

Tech901 programs work to recruit, train, and develop a pipeline to place skilled workers in positions. As a nonprofit, Tech901 provides affordable training and works with Memphis’ leading businesses to create targeted programming.

This #GivingTuesday, you can support new IT workers and IT careers. 

Through the Fine Arts Academy, New Hope students are encouraged to explore and enhance their undiscovered gifts and talents. On Giving Tuesday, we are asking you to donate towards our goal of $3,000 to help our students continue to cultivate their love of fine arts. Here are some of the ways your donation helps: Scholarships for extra-curricular Arts Academy programs, Transportation to inspiring fine arts events, and the Fine Arts Academy Musicals. 

When you give to New Hope on Giving Tuesday, you are investing in the lives of our future creatives.

Memphis Grizzlies star Jaren Jackson, Jr. is spearheading a Giving Tuesday fundraising campaign to support his passions for the arts, education, and helping kids. His philanthropy is inspired by his grandmother’s example and her constant reminder, “To whom much is given, much is required.”

The number of warehouse job trainees is projected to increase 300% in 2023 as the BDC recycles 77,000 Memphis Street Lights! Lift up jobs in Binghampton with a new forklift! #LiftUpHope

This #GivingTuesday, Streets is raising $15k to take  kids on college tours in ATL and Mississippi and one more location that is TBD! They want to take between 20-25 students. The money you donate will cover hotel rooms, travel, and food!

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