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How to help victims of Hurricane Ida and other emergency situations

Extreme weather is becoming commonplace in our news today. Most recently it was Hurricane Ida which hit Louisiana on August 29 as a category 4 hurricane and was responsible for 81 deaths and devastation across 8 states. The aftermath of Hurricane Ida will be felt for months to come.

Residents affected by the storm are in need of help now and will continue to need our support after their storis hav

Virtual Drives Deliver Record Aid in 2020

Since 2011, YouGiveGoods has steadily grown and disrupted (in a good way) the practice of goods donation drives and in-kind giving. Then came 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic. Work and school closures immediately translated to increased need in every community in the U.S. Our contactless, transparent virtual drive platform was uniquely qualified to help, but amidst the fear and uncertainly, would drives and don

MLK Day of Service 2021

On Monday, January 18, we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Today more than ever his message resonates: embracing the differences of others, peacefully bringing positive change to our country and building a “Beloved Community” by serving each other and lifting up those in need.

The MLK Day holiday is more th

Virtual Toy Drives in 2020 Will Save the Day

Holiday toy drives are a tradition in communities across the country. But this year COVID-19 has created a perfect storm of challenging circumstances; school and workplace closures have caused a great increase in need, while social distancing and COVID-19 restrictions have made collection box drives and Angel Giving Trees extremely difficult. Fortunately, in 2020

4 Ways to Help During Diaper Need Awareness Week 2020

On September 21 – 27 we’ll observe National Diaper Need Awareness Week, an effort initiated by the National Diaper Bank Network to shed light on the cause and offer assistance to families suffering from diaper need. It’s estimated that 1 in 3 families in the U.S. struggle to afford the diapers they need for their babies and toddlers –

Four Ways to Help During Hunger Action Month

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned our lives upside down and clobbered the economy. Factors such as skyrocketing unemployment, kids home from school with no access to free or low cost meals, increases in food prices and disruption of supply chains have provided a perfect storm for food insecurity across the country. In fact, Northwestern’s Institute for Policy Research reported that food insecurity do

#GivingTuesdayNow is today - be a part of it!

Today we celebrate the first ever #GivingTuesdayNow which calls upon people around the globe to come together with acts of generosity, gratitude and kindness as we all struggle to fight the same adversary, COVID-19.

Corporations, groups, schools and individuals can rally around GivingTuesdayNow to make a real impact during these most challenging times

GivingTuesdayNow: Hope, Unity, Giving

In response to the unprecedented need caused by the COVID-19 crisis, the organization behind the giving movement, GivingTuesday, announced a brand-new global day of giving and unity called GivingTuesdayNow, to be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2020.

The COVID-19 crisis has put already vulnerable people around

6 Tips for Employee Virtual Volunteering in the Time of COVID-19

Businesses across the country are scrambling to adapt to the changes and challenges brought about by the COVID-19 crisis. Stress and uncertainty abound, but, strikingly, amidst this upheaval there is a desire from so many to help others. In recognition of National Volunteer Week (April 19-25), corporations should take stock of their virtual volunteering program and consider ramping it up for COVID-

YouGiveGoods open and ready to help amid COVID-19 crisis

It's hard to believe the reality of our current situation. There's so much uncertainty and anxiety as we work to protect our loved ones amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are also called upon to practice social distancing for the greater good of the community more so than for our own personal benefit. The very nature of this crisis challenges people to consider others, particularly the most vulnerabl