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#GAgives: Here's how Georgia institutions are getting involved on Giving Tuesday

Today is the biggest giving day of the year in Georgia.

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.):

Donate here: Visit gagives.org to find an organization to donate to

  • 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.
  • 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.