ATLANTA — Today is the biggest giving day of the year in Georgia, as the state participates in Giving Tuesday with the #GAgives campaign.
The campaign enjoys wide support from nonprofits to private institutions to state government.
11Alive is proud to partner with the Georgia Center for Nonprofits on the campaign today - here's what companies and organizations are doing and saying for #GAGives (note: This is not an exhaustive list. With hundreds of groups participating throughout the state, visit the link below to find one you wish to support.):
- Gov. Brian Kemp: The governor delivered an early message in the morning encouraging people to visit gagives.org to participate in the #GAgives campaign.
- Atlanta Community Food Bank: All donations to the organization are being doubled thanks to matching donations by Medyltix, a healthcare consulting and technology company.
- Children's Healthcare of Atlanta: CHOA is outlining a number of ways supporters can help on their website, including hosting a personal Facebook fundraiser.
- Lifeline Animal Project: "This year, show your love for Atlanta's animals in our shelters and community," the organization tweeted.
- National Center for Civil and Human Rights: The downtown Atlanta museum and educational center is asking for $5 in honor of its fifth anniversary.
- Coca-Cola: The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is asking for support for "programs for our ever-growing Scholar and alumni network around the world." The company is also sponsoring the Women's Empowerment Matching Fund Challenge on #GAgives Day.
- Literacy Action: The nonprofit is one of the groups that will receive matching funds from Coca-Cola for its work helping women access educational opportunities. "Help us change the narrative of low literacy for women and generations to come on #GAgives!" it tweeted.
- Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: The Orchestra is looking for support ahead of its 75th anniversary season.
- Open Hand Atlanta: The community-based nutrition agency wrote, "Giving Tuesday is here and we need your help!" on Twitter.
- The Baton Foundation: "Help support #GaGives and our work to educate Black boys and our community on #GivingTuesday," the outreach group wrote on Twitter.
- Second Wind Dreams: The group, which focuses on quality of life initiatives for aging people, shared that it helped a man named Charlie fulfill his dream of playing the tambourine again.
- Quality Care for Children Georgia: The group tweeted that $50 will support two hours of customized parenting support and resources, and $500 will support three weeks of emergency child care and peace of mind to parents managing crisis.
- C5 Youth Foundation: The group shared the story of one of its program participants, Jasmine, getting into the University of Notre Dame.
- Shakespeare Tavern: The playhouse tweeted that it's trying to raise $1,500 to help spread Shakespeare to Georgia elementary students.
- Center for Puppetry Arts: The arts center is looking to create a new puppet production of The Velveteen Rabbit, it tweeted.
- Clark Atlanta University: CAU is targeting $50,000 in total donations today.
- Spelman College: "The Office of Annual Giving is asking for your help in making certain Spelman continues to thrive this #GivingTuesday," the school wrote on its website.
- University of Georgia: UGA has a donation page set up for Giving Tuesday.
- Morehouse College: "Your donation today is an investment in the next generation of scholars," the school tweeted.