Giving Tuesday emerged as a direct response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Founded in 2012 as a partnership by New York City’s 92nd Street Y with the United Nations Foundation, it’s a day to celebrate generosity. In the spirit of giving back, we wanted to put the spotlight on some of our favorite non-profit organizations that host their sites with us – and if you are feeling generous, feel free to donate and help them make a difference!
Caine’s Arcade – 9-year-old Caine Monroy spent an entire summer building a video arcade in his father’s used auto parts shop in Los Angeles, using only cardboard and his imagination. He became a local sensation and inspired the creation of The Imagination Foundation, a non-profit that fosters and funds creativity and entrepreneurship in children around the world to raise the next generation of innovators and problem solvers.
Design vs. Cancer – Started by designer Peter Deltondo after his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, Design vs. Cancer sells multiple designers’ creations to help provide financial support to families fighting the disease. Over 85% of the profits directly benefit cancer survivors and research – an amazing commitment of support!
Surfrider Foundation – Founded in 1984 by surfers in Malibu, CA, the Surfrider Foundation is a grassroots environmental non-profit dedicated to protecting and preserving the world’s beaches and oceans. Over 50,000 members in 80 chapters worldwide help raise awareness of environmental issues.
TXT – Los Angeles-based Teens Exploring Technology (“TXT”) has a bold mission: To utilize technology as a tool to keep inner city teens in the classroom and encourage entrepreneurship. Thanks to an after-school program where they get to learn how to code, build websites, and develop apps, 95% of TXT’s students make it into the world of higher education and get the “tech” bug.
The Keep a Breast Foundation – The Keep a Breast Foundation was founded almost 15 years ago to try to address the growing need for breast cancer awareness programs focusing on educating young people. After building an app, starting grassroots campaigns and expanding overseas, the Foundation grew into a global, youth-based breast cancer prevention organization.