Tuesday 5th May 2020 – A response to Coronavirus
#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of unity in response to Coronavirus. A day where we can all come together to recognise, celebrate and give thanks for the incredible outpouring of compassion we have witnessed during this crisis.
We want everyone to show their gratitude for what so many have been doing over the past few weeks and months. How people have put kindness and compassion first, how they have reached out to support our neighbours and our communities.
It is a chance to say thank you to those who have kept us going through this challenging time, an opportunity to show our appreciation for all NHS workers including medical staff, cleaners, porters, laundry staff and caterers, all food chain staff, delivery drivers, bin collectors, public transport workers, teachers, care workers, milk and post men & women, emergency services, community volunteers, workers making PPE, neighbours and of course charities!
On 5 May, we are asking people to share a message of thanks on social media, or a heart in their front window, as a sign of gratitude to all essential workers supporting our communities. You can even combine these two activities and share a photo of your heart with a personal message on social media. And of course, we ask, if people are in a position to give, then to make a donation on the day to a charity or a fund to help those affected
#GivingTuesdayNow will be also be a day to celebrate and support the charities who have stepped up and reached out to support our family, friends and communities during this difficult time and who are continuing with their important work in challenging circumstances. They need us now to help make sure they will still be there in the future.
It will be a time to say thank you to those whose focus during this crisis has been on how they could help.
Resources for #GivingTuesdayNow
Useful resources to help you plan your #GivingTuesdayNow, including social media and fundraising toolkits, ideas for getting involved for charities, businesses and families, and even a colour-in heart for your window!
How to give back during the pandemic
Show your thanks and appreciate to all those who are helping our communities through this difficult time. Print, draw, or download a#GivingTuesdayNow heart poster and put it in your window to share the message that you’re standing with them.
Give to the organisations that you love most – no amount is too little and charities need our support.
Support healthcare workers by donating supplies, advocating for them, and staying home.
Combat loneliness by reaching out to a neighbour, relative, or older person in your community, adhering to social distancing guidelines.
Join a local mutual aid network and come together to help neighbours in need.