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Giving Tuesday – December 1, 2020

Kindness Is the Best Gift

Celebrate the season of giving by helping NEPA’s local charities and nonprofits. They’ve been on the forefront, supporting our communities during this challenging year. Now it’s time to pay it forward. Lend a hand on Giving Tuesday, a global movement that inspires people to show kindness and generosity to others.

On December 1, you can do your part to spread holiday cheer across NEPA (even from a distance). And it’s not just about sending in donations. Monetary gifts are a huge help, but you can also donate your time and talents. Sign up to be a volunteer. Participate in a virtual race or an online fundraiser. Organize a supply drive. Or simply say thank you to someone who has been serving on the frontlines. There are so many ways to give back this season, and all year round.

If you’re searching for ideas, check out our featured nonprofits. You can also browse through our Support a Cause directory, which lists over 900 incredible charities, nonprofits and volunteer organizations in NEPA.


Give Back to a Neighbor



Our communities need us now more than ever.

NEPA’s community-based nonprofits and charities have been on the frontlines of the COVID crisis. Food banks, pantries and soup kitchens have been busier than ever making sure no one goes hungry during these tough times. Other organizations are providing essential supplies to those in need or caring for those who are most vulnerable to the virus. Your support ensures that families across NEPA can enjoy a happy, healthy holiday season.

Build Brighter Futures


Kids need a place to grow, play and learn.

The old saying claims that it takes a village to raise a child. We say that it takes a whole region. NEPA’s nonprofits put kids on the path to success by driving education, providing support systems and reaching out to children in need. They tackle the challenges so our children can have fun and just be kids.

Live Healthy


NEPA’s health-related charities, community centers and sports programs keep us feeling our best.

These nonprofits are on the cutting edge of health, whether they’re encouraging us to follow healthy lifestyles or helping us when we’re facing our biggest battles. Some nonprofits support patients, fund lifesaving research and provide crucial care to those in need. Others provide safe, supportive community spaces where all ages can stay fit and have fun.

Lend a Paw


Become an advocate for animals.

From dogs to cats to farm animals, our four-legged friends can’t speak up for themselves. That’s why they need us to be their voice. NEPA’s local animal shelters and rescue groups do all they can to take in hurt and homeless animals, but it still takes plenty of donations, supplies and volunteers to keep the facilities running.

Be a Trailblazer


Protect NEPA’s natural beauty and forge the way to a green future.

The rolling mountains, tranquil forests and mighty rivers are some of NEPA’s greatest treasures. Luckily, our environmental organizations, trail groups and nature preserves are here to protect the land for generations to come. Do your part for the planet and encourage others to explore the great outdoors.

Keep the Arts Alive

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Life wouldn’t be the same without a pop of color and the sound of music.

If the word “art” makes you just think of paintings, that’s just the beginning. NEPA is full of libraries, historic sites, museums, theaters and studios that entertain and educate people of all ages. The pandemic forced many of these venues to close for months, so you support helps them get back on their feet.

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