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. Especially now when employees are adjusting to working remotely, GivingTuesdayNow is an opportunity for them to feel united again and bond over something positive. And, if you haven't already, take time today to reevaluate your corporate virtual volunteering program. In our new normal, virtual volunteering in our communities will be more important than ever.

How can your organization take part? Some ideas include sending notes of thanks to healthcare workers, giving blood, and organizing the delivery of meals to homebound seniors. Find more creative ideas here and remember to use the hashtag #GivingTuesdayNow.

And, if you are able, make a donation to a nonprofit in honor of the day. Nonprofits have struggled to keep up with the growing need while keeping their staff and volunteers safe. They could use corporate support now more than ever.

YouGiveGoods continues to make important deliveries of food and supplies to nonprofits amidst the pandemic. Your YouGiveGoods purchase on #GivingTuesdayNow makes a real impact. You can search current YouGiveGoods events to donate needed food and supplies to a nonprofit on the frontline of this crisis. Or contact us to find out how to unite your company around a cause with a customized YouGiveGoods event.

As these days and weeks blend into each other and isolation really sets in, it’s important to stand up today unified in hope, kindness, generosity and gratitude. #GivingTuesdayNow reminds us together we are stronger and in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic we must support each other as well as our essential workers and nonprofits working to see us through this crisis.