Make-A-Wish, a non-profit close to the hearts of the Parks Family of Realtors®, grants wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Serving 38 counties in Middle Tennessee, they grant approximately 140 wishes per year for children between the ages of two and a half and 18.
Make-A-Wish is participating in Giving Tuesday, a day of giving following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, falling this year on November 28. It kicks off the charitable season and has a global reach, raising millions of dollars for nonprofits in approximately 98 countries.
This biggest part of Giving Tuesday’s campaign is through social media, and it’s one of the biggest ways an individual can participate beyond donating financially. They offer an online toolkit with graphics and ideas for how to participate on their website, making it easy to spread the word.
If you’re not able to give financially, they also encourage the giving of your time. Volunteer at a local nonprofit or offer pro bono work in your area of expertise. You’d be surprised how far a few hours of your time can go at an overworked and understaffed nonprofit.
If you are able to give financially, plan to make your donation through the Giving Tuesday donation page on November 28. Add it to your calendar so you don’t forget! If you don’t have a favorite nonprofit, consider donating to one of ours, Make-A-Wish.