December 3, 2019
We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world came together for one common purpose: To celebrate generosity and to give.
Lubbock nonprofit Alström Angels, in partnership with The Community Foundation of West Texas, brought the #GivingTuesday movement to the South Plains in 2015 as a community transformation project to benefit all charities serving Lubbock and West Texas citizens. #GivingTuesdayLBK is a day dedicated to bringing West Texas together to celebrate generosity and to make giving history for local charities by giving big.
#GivingTuesday was founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation. Together, a team of influencers and founding partners launched a global movement that has engaged over 30,000 organizations worldwide.
On Tuesday, November 28, 2018, 64 local nonprofits and their donors came together to raise money for Lubbock and the South Plains. Over $269,000 was raised during #GivingTuesdayLBK 2018! We're so incredibly proud of everyone that participated in this year's Giving Tuesday! We couldn't have done it without you.
Since #GivingTuesdayLBK began in 2015, over $939,500 has been raised for Lubbock and the South Plains! Congratulations to our #GivingTuesdayLBK nonprofits and thank you to all of our donors.
To learn more about #GivingTuesdayLBK, please visit their website at www.givingtuesdaylbk.org.