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The Power of Giving

by Rachel Perry, 

Want to have the power to make a really big impact on the world? GivingTuesday is a great opportunity.

Last year, more than 3.6 million people from 150 countries joined together to raise $400 million for charity on GivingTuesday. Together with our partners, United Way wants to keep the momentum going this year, to help 61 million people get better education, financial stability and health around the world.

GivingTuesday is worldwide philanthropic event, harnessing the generosity of millions to support the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. On this day, every single act of volunteerism or donation to United Way is amplified by the sheer number of people joining in.

United Way was a founding member of GivingTuesday back in 2012, when it was established as a celebratory kickoff to the holiday giving season. This year, GivingTuesday is on December 3 — and you can join in to help power change, whether it’s your first time or you’ve participated before.

The power of one. The impact of many.

The best part about GivingTuesday? It doesn’t take a heroic effort to make an impact. Donate the $5 you would spend on a cup of coffee and it can provide 25 meals for a family of four. That $10 app for your phone can become books for 50 preschoolers. And the power of any amount you donate is supercharged by the collective giving that will happen on December 3.

If you’ve never participated in GivingTuesday, mark your calendar to earn your cape this year by making a gift to United Way.

To give:

For Choctaw County – Text keyword: “GiveChoctaw” to 41444 or click

For Clarke County – Text keyword: “GiveClarke” to 41444 or click

For Mobile County – Text keyword: “GiveMobile” to 41444 or click

For Washington County – Text keyword: “GiveWashington” to 41444 or visit