#GivingTuesday offers chance to give through MyEmory, other charitable partners

By Julie Winch | Dec. 1, 2014

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We all love a good deal, hence the mass appeal of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Black Friday even seeped into some peoples' Thanksgiving traditions, allowing for more opportunity to save a few bucks with specials starting last week. But after you buy your big screen TVs and holiday presents on the cheap, why not take that money you saved and give back?

Emory Giving Tuesday

Gifts to Emory help fund student scholarships, advance research, enhance patient care, strengthen academic programs, and so much more. Observe #GivingTuesday by making a gift to Emory on Tuesday, Dec. 2.

#GivingTuesday was founded in 2012 by New York's 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation. As the organization's website states: "We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals, now we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back." With over 10,000 organizations engaged worldwide in 2013, #GivingTuesday helped lead a 270 percent increase in giving on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving.

Emory's supporters are invited to observe #GivingTuesday on Dec. 2 by making a donation to one of the organizations below.

Give to Emory on #GivingTuesday

MyEmory is the annual employee-giving program at Emory University. Gifts to Emory help fund student scholarships, advance research, enhance patient care, strengthen academic programs, and much more.  Observe #GivingTuesday by making a gift to Emory.

Emory's Hardship Fund is designed to assist faculty and staff members who are experiencing a temporary financial hardship due to a catastrophic event. It is funded by donations from Emory University's faculty and staff.

Emory Healthcare is a nonprofit organization that relies on donations from individuals, families, employees, corporations and foundations to ensure its continued excellence in patient care, education for health care professionals, and research.

Donate to Emory's 2015 charitable partners

Emory Community Giving is the employee charitable giving program of Emory University and Emory Healthcare. Through designated charitable partners, several of which support multiple organizations, it offers employees an opportunity to help more than 500 nonprofit groups addressing issues including health, human services, community and environmental needs. Donations can be made through check or payroll deduction.

The 2015 charitable partners are as follows:

American Heart Association Heart Walk

Help the American Heart Association fight cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Community Health Charities of the Southeast

Unites caring donors in the workplace with the most trusted health charities in Georgia and the nation.

Earth Share of Georgia

Supports the work of 68 local, national, and international environmental groups addressing the critical issues of air and water quality, wildlife habitats, urban sprawl and human health.

Foundation of Wesley Woods

Provides cutting-edge geriatric health care and comfort and fellowship to older adults from throughout Georgia and the Southeast each of Wesley Woods' eight retirement communities.  The Foundation of Wesley Woods is the connection point between the generosity of supporters in the community, and the practical, life-changing work for which Wesley Woods is respected and renowned.

Georgia Black United Fund

Provides financial and technical resources for 45 human-services member agencies dedicated to enhancing the lives of members of underserved communities in the state of Georgia.

Georgia Shares

Represents 20 member agencies dedicated to social and economic justice for all Georgians through services to people living with AIDS, survivors of domestic violence and rape, and advancement of positive social change.

Global Impact

Supports leading U.S.-based international charities to address critical needs throughout the world, helping ensure sustainable solutions by meeting real needs with real results.

MedShare

Bridges the gap between surplus and need to improve health care and the environment through the efficient recovery and redistribution of surplus medical supplies and equipment.

Mercy Care

Offers a healing presence since the 1980s to Atlanta's homeless and uninsured populations by being a reliable provider of high quality integrated care.

United Way of Greater Atlanta

Partners with and invests in nearly 200 of the most effective community agencies across 13-county service areas, and develops signature programs to ensure children succeed in school and graduate prepared for careers (education), to help families achieve financial stability (income), to provide affordable and accessible health care (health) and to ensure that everyone has a safe place to call home (homelessness).

For more information on Emory's charitable partners and instructions on how to give, visit the Emory Community Giving website.