NeedyMeds is proud to be participating in #GivingTuesday again this year. #GivingTuesday is a first of its kind effort to transform how people participate in the giving season. Similar to how Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday have become synonymous with holiday shopping, #GivingTuesday aims to make the Tuesday after Thanksgiving a National Day of Giving. In 2012 over 2,500 organizations partnered with #GivingTuesday and raised over $10 Million in online donations in a single day, and last year over 10,000 organizations participated raising more than $19 Million.
History of GivingTuesday
New York’s 92nd Street Y was the catalyst and incubator for #GivingTuesday, bringing the expertise of 139 years of community-management to the project and providing #GivingTuesday a home. The United Nations Foundation joined as partners, bringing their strategic and communications clout to the project. An amazing team of influencers then offered their ideas, contacts and wisdom to help shape and improve the concept. A powerful list of corporations and non-profits agreed to be founding partners, helping spread the word and committing to their own #GivingTuesday initiatives. Since then, countless organizations, friends and leaders have all added their support and talents to make #GivingTuesday a reality.
Our participation in #GivingTuesday emphasizes collecting stories of NeedyMeds’ impact on people’s lives and encouraging small contributions from new donors. Our goal is to attract 50 new donors and receive 25 stories on NeedyMeds’ impact. We love to hear from people that have used NeedyMeds to save money on their medications and healthcare costs! If you or someone you know has used our site please send us your story. Richard Sagall, MD, President of NeedyMeds commented, “NeedyMeds emphasis in the #GivingTuesday movement is on recognizing that many people giving in small ways can make a big difference.”
How To Participate
Participating in #GivingTuesday is easy – you can donate to NeedyMeds, give us a review on Great Nonprofits, and/or head to GivingTuesday.org to find another organization to support. There are over 2,500 organizations listed, all of which help a worthy cause.
- To Donate to NeedyMeds – Click Here to donate to NeedyMeds. Your donation helps us in a number of ways – finding new assistance programs and resources, improve our website, provide free printed materials and drug cards to communities in need, fund our helpline and much more.
- To Review NeedyMeds – Click Here to review NeedyMeds on the Great Nonprofits website. We would love to hear about your experience with NeedyMeds and our impact!
- To Donate to HEALfundr – Click Here to see the current crowdfunding campaigns. All HEALfundr campaigns are verified and donated funds are sent directly to medical service providers. Your donation could help an individual facing high medical expenses or help fund NeedyMeds’ new Generic Assistance Program (GAP) with its special matching program, effectively doubling your donation to GAP.
For more information on #GivingTuesday – it’s impact and other partner information – head to GivingTuesday.Org