Our Record of #GivingTuesday's 2014 Moment

2014 was a watershed moment for this big day — the year #GivingTuesday officially moved from campaign to national holiday status: blessings received from The White House; high-fived by a whole line of celebrities and stars, from Hugh Jackman to Yo-Yo Ma to Ellen Degeneres; and championed by no less than 68 countries around the world.

To YouGiveGoods too, this new tradition was important to honor.

We decided to hold a site-wide #GIVE10 event. For two days, on #GivingTuesday, and the day after, we offered to the public a gift code that granted an additional 10% cash donation on top of any donation of $50 or more to any charity drive hosted with us.

The turnout was inspiring. Together, for the two-day event, we raised nearly $20K for charity: in soup kitchen basics, pets supplies, toys and more — pounds of profound impact.

In that spirit of thanks, we're excited to share with you our recap of our #GIVE10 event. View the full list of participating partners and beneficiaries, browse through key highlights from #GivingTuesday conversation, learn a few fun facts (most popular donated toy! The three most popular donated food items!), and top it off with a letter from our president Lisa Tomasi, looking towards #GivingTuesday 2015.

A holiday like #GivingTuesday is a jumpstart of inspiration at the end of the year, to remind us always of our original mission, and to continue into the New Year with open arms hearts and hearts.

Thank you again for your inspiration!

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