2024 Cause Awareness Calendar

National day, week and month observances have become an important part of our daily lives. Many observances are honored or celebrated at home, at school and at work and are recognized on TV, social media and in retail stores.

People may choose to commemorate the day by sharing information on their social networks. Others may attend a parade to celebrate or a lecture to become more educated on a cause. Another meaningful way to recognize these special days is to raise/donate money or goods to nonprofits working to further the cause or support the theme of the observance.

YouGiveGoods Online Giving Events offer a unique way to engage employees, your school community, group, family and friends in an impactful act of service around a national observance by raising most-needed, brand-new goods for any nonprofit or school in the U.S. For example, check out these past Giving Events celebrating Women’s History Month, MLK Day, Read Across America Day, Hunger Action Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History Month, and Military Appreciation Month.

Ask us how you can celebrate any national observance with a YouGiveGoods Giving Event and explore the 2023 calendar below for observances around which you can support meaningful causes and make a difference in your community.

Download a PDF of our 2024 Cause Awareness Calendar


  • National Soup Month
  • Poverty in America Awareness Month
  • National Mentoring Month
  • Global Family Day/ World Peace Day
    Monday January 1st
  • MLK Day of Service
    Monday January 15th
  • International Day of Education
    Wednesday January 24th


  • Black History Month
  • Children's Dental Health Month
  • International Day of Women & Girls in Science
    Sunday February 11th
  • Souper Bowl of Caring
    Sunday February 11th
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day
    Saturday February 17th


  • National Reading Month
  • Women's History Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • Read Across America
    Saturday March 2nd
  • International Women's Day
    Friday March 8th


  • National Volunteer Month
  • National Financial Literacy Month
  • Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • National Public Health Week
    April 1st through April 7th
  • World Autism Awareness Day
    Tuesday April 2nd
  • Black Maternal Health Week
    April 11th through April 17th
  • National Volunteer Week
    April 21st through April 27th
  • Earth Day
    Monday April 22nd


  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • Military Appreciation Month
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
    May 6th through May 10th
  • Women's Health Week
    May 12th through May 18th
  • International Day of Families
    Wednesday May 15th
  • Period Poverty Awareness Week
    May 20th through May 26th
  • Memorial Day
    Wednesday May 29th


  • LGBTQ Pride Month
  • Caribbean American Heritage Month
  • Immigrant Heritage Month
  • Back to School Supply Drives
    June 1st through August 31st
  • Men's Health Week
    June 10th through June 16th
  • Community Health Improvement Week
    June 10th through June 14th
  • Juneteenth
    Wednesday June 19th


  • Back to School Supply Drives
    June 1st through August 31st
  • Independence Day
    Thursday July 4th
  • World Population Day
    Thursday July 11th
  • World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
    Tuesday July 30th


  • Black Philanthropy Month
  • Back to School Supply Drives
    June 1st through August 31st
  • International Youth Day
    Monday August 12th
  • National Nonprofit Day
    Saturday August 17th
  • World Humanitarian Day
    Monday August 19th


  • Hunger Action Month
  • National Literacy Month
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Suicide Prevention Week
    September 8th through September 14th
  • 9/11 Day of Service & Remembrance (Patriot Day)
    Wednesday September 11th
  • International Day of Peace
    Saturday September 21st
  • Native American Day
    Sunday September 22nd
  • Diaper Need Awareness Week
    September 23rd through September 29th


  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • National Book Month
  • LGBT History Month
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • World Mental Health Day
    Thursday October 10th
  • International Day of the Girl
    Friday October 11th
  • World Food Day
    Wednesday October 16th
  • National Day of the Deployed
    Saturday October 26th
  • Make a Difference Day
    Monday October 28th
  • National First Responders Day
    Monday October 28th


  • Military Family Appreciation Month
  • Native American Heritage Month
  • Holiday Toy Drives
    November 1st through December 31st
  • Thanksgiving & Holiday Food
    November 1st through December 31st
  • National STEM/STEAM Day
    Friday November 8th
  • Veterans Day
    Monday November 11th
  • Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
    November 17th through November 23rd
  • Thanksgiving
    Thursday November 28th


  • Universal Human Rights Month
  • Holiday Toy Drives
    November 1st through December 31st
  • Thanksgiving & Holiday Food
    November 1st through December 31st
  • International Day of People with Disabilities
    Tuesday December 3rd
  • Giving Tuesday
    Tuesday December 3rd
  • International Volunteer Day
    Thursday December 5th
  • Hanukkah
    December 25th through January 2nd
  • Christmas
    Wednesday December 25th