Giving Tuesday, November 28

Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday.

It takes many hands to make sure the heart of Helping Hand Center never misses a beat! Please join us on Giving Tuesday, November 28, to inspire others to support the amazing people we serve each and every day in our community.

What is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.


#ILGive is an initiative of Forefront, Illinois’ state membership association of philanthropy, nonprofits, advisors, social enterprises, and other organizations that works to build a vibrant social impact sector for all the people of Illinois. Forefront created #ILGive, our local #GivingTuesday campaign, focused on giving specifically in Illinois. #ILGive is an opportunity to highlight the nonprofits in our region and all that they do to contribute to the growth and success of our communities.

How To Help

Using our Many Hands, One Heart campaign tool, you can create your own online fundraiser! Share your photos and stories through Email, Facebook, Twitter, or Snapchat to encourage friends and family to support the people served through Helping Hand Center.

Click here to start fundraising today!

The Celebration

We will be celebrating Giving Tuesday all day long on November 28 with a fun kickoff event. Join us at Helping Hand Center between 8am and 6pm for music, treats, and t-shirts as we share stories to increase support during Giving Tuesday!

Can’t attend the party? Don’t worry – we’ll be sharing fun and inspiring stories and photos all day on Facebook and Twitter. You can still participate by sharing these with friends and encouraging them to make an online gift as part of the Giving Tuesday celebration!

Maximize Your Impact

Gifts made online on Giving Tuesday (November 28) could be eligible for a $10,000 challenge grant from the Coleman Foundation.

  • For every gift of $25 or more, HHC will receive an additional $25.
  • For every gift of $100 or more, HHC will receive an additional $100.


If you have questions about how to support Helping Hand Center during Giving Tuesday, please contact Associate Director of Philanthropy, Emily Mantucca.

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