December 1, 2020
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 1, 2020, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world came together for one common purpose: To celebrate generosity and to give.
#GivingTuesday was founded in 2012. 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. #GivingTuesdayWTX is a day dedicated to bringing West Texas together to celebrate generosity and to make giving history for local charities by giving big.
On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, local businesses, individuals and families in Lubbock and the surrounding communities collaborated for a record-breaking, history-making #GivingTuesdayWTX campaign! Over $468,000 was raised for 54 local nonprofit organizations.
A little history:
#GivingTuesdayWTX raised $129,000 for 40 participating nonprofits its inaugural year in 2015. Our 2019 campaign kicked-off with a goal of $280,000. Closing out December 3, 2019 with $523,000 knocked our socks off!
The generosity of West Texas people is inspiring! Swollen with pride to be a part of this local philanthropic movement, we are indelibly grateful to everyone involved. YOU made the difference!!
Find a brief overview of this year's Giving Tuesday participants through the button below.