Giving Thanks While Giving Back

Giving Thanks While Giving Back

Giving Tuesday November 2023​

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner and many families are making plans to gather, reflect, and give thanks for the year’s blessings. For millions of people around the world, the Giving Tuesday initiative has become part of the annual holiday celebration, opting to give back by supporting the causes and organizations that they care about most. 

What is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday is an international generosity initiative that encourages people to donate to charitable causes on a Tuesday in November. In America, Giving Tuesday falls after our Thanksgiving holiday, and this year it will fall on November 28th. According to the Giving Tuesday Data Commons, approximately 37 million adults participated on Giving Tuesday 2022 in the U.S., totaling $3.1 billion, which is a 15% increase compared to Giving Tuesday 2021. The giving forecast for 2023 is optimistic, with increasing global awareness of those in need.

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Giving Tuesday and Here to Serve

Giving Tuesday is a critical fundraising moment for Here To Serve, as it allows us to provide more services and support to families navigating pediatric cancer throughout the year.  

At Here to Serve, we understand that each family has a unique cancer experience that comes with a unique set of needs, which is why each family we support has a dedicated care coordinator helping them throughout their journey. This year, our goal is to raise $30,000 between Giving Tuesday and the end of 2023, which will allow us to bring on another care coordinator who can help us support up to 40 additional families.

When you donate to childhood cancer at Here to Serve, your contribution goes directly to supporting our families in ways like home care management, meals, personal fundraising, housecleaning, holidays, and childcare. This comprehensive support helps families handle and persevere through the daily challenges throughout their cancer journey.

This Giving Tuesday and throughout December, we hope you’ll join us in helping more families going through pediatric cancer get the support they need. Please consider donating to help us bring on another care coordinator.

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The number of cancer diagnoses in the U.S. persist, with many families more in need now than ever before. It is estimated that in 2023 alone, there will be over 1.9 million new cases of cancer and over 15 thousand of those cases will be pediatric (under the age of 19). And with each individual diagnosis comes an individual story that would benefit from comprehensive support. However, out of the billions of dollars in funding for pediatric cancer, only .001% goes directly toward supporting families.

Your donations, contributions, and support will go a long way this Giving Tuesday and beyond in helping us give more families the ability to focus on what matters most during their pediatric cancer journey – caring for their child. Thank you for spreading the love to our wonderful families at Here to Serve.

Need Holiday Support?

Here To Serve understands the holidays can be difficult for families with a sick loved one. Remember, we are here to support you! If you are a family with a newly diagnosed cancer child or know of a family who finds themselves in this challenging situation, please contact Here to Serve. Please click on the Get Help button from our homepage. Wishing you a healthy and blessed Holiday Season filled with laughter, delicious food, and quality time with loved ones!

About the Author

Emily Rogalin is a copywriter in healthcare advertising in NYC. Having lost multiple members in her family to cancer, she is honored to help bring support to families on this difficult journey.

This blog was updated from a previous Here to Serve blog post by Gabriella Kurczeski.

Information on the Here to Serve website is for educational and informational purposes only. Please consult a medical professional for specific medical guidance.