No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

With the holiday season fast approaching, that quote from Aesop (6 century BC) still rings true today. Over the years, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are often viewed as the official kick off to the holiday season, but have you heard of another very important day this November? It’s called GivingTuesday. GivingTuesday is an international day of giving that falls each year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year, that date is Tuesday, November 29th. Often a lifeline for charities seeking to provide services to their communities, this day is more important than you can imagine.

Did you know…

  • In 2021, GivingTuesday broke a record with supporters giving over $2B to charities across the globe.
  • Last year, over 35 million individuals participated in this great day of giving.
  • 82% of those who participated were between the ages of 18-34. Supporting the fact that donors come in all ages!
  • GivingTuesday started in the US in 2012 and has since grown to be recognized and sponsored in over 80 countries.
  • Sharing is Caring: The hashtag #GivingTuesday gets billions of impressions every year. Will you share our post using the hashtag?

Did you also know… this is The Izzie Fund’s FIRST #GivingTuesday? GivingTuesday holds a special place in our heart, as it was on GivingTuesday, December 1, 2020, that the “heart behind our charity,” Izzie, was diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension. That year, as others began to enjoy the festivities that are synonymous with the holiday season, we began our own journey. One that lead me exactly to where I am today – asking if you will give your heart, talent and yes, money, to our mission of keeping families together. You might think you may not have a significant amount to give, but I promise every little bit helps. The Izzie Fund is a small, Pittsburgh-based nonprofit, made up of passionate volunteers who see a need in OUR communities. When we hear about families considering euthanasia or surrendering a dog because they financially cannot prioritize the care for their family member, we know it’s our responsibility to do more. There are many dogs, sitting in a shelter right now that ARE loved by their former owners, but due to financial hardships and the cost of specialized care they felt like they had no other choice. What if, together, we could help those situations from happening? It doesn’t take as much as you think when you consider a community coming together for a common cause. We can make an impact, help save a life and most importantly, we can keep families together. All it takes is hitting that donate button or sharing this post. We all have a responsibility to do better when we know better.

Would you please consider giving to The Izzie Fund this GivingTuesday? Find out more here.