On GivingTuesday You Helped Us Raise $323,497 For People, Pets And The Planet

Thanks to donations from people like you, Greater Good Charities raised over $323,497 on GivingTuesday, supporting projects that protect people, pets, and the planet.

This is the impact you helped make in a single day. Our other Gifts That Give More gather donations throughout the year and drive critical support to where it’s needed most, but nothing compares to the massive spirit of generosity we see on GivingTuesday.

And it’s all thanks to you.

From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank our community of donors. We are grateful that you have taken action to support these noble causes. Your compassion inspires us and drives us to do better — and your generosity has a direct impact in the world.

Here’s how things broke down for our campaigns:

Source: Greater Good Charities

Pet Food Drive: 4.5 Million Meals for Pets

The coronavirus pandemic has stretched many shelter and rescue budgets to the breaking point, wildfires and hurricanes have increased the need for food, and as the temperature drops this holiday season, overcrowded shelters incur extra expenses. The need for food is dire, and you stepped up on GivingTuesday to meet that need.

You helped dish up over 4.5 million meals for pets, and it gets better! In addition to this incredible accomplishment, our friends at Chewy surprised us by donating an additional $2 million worth of nutritious food for pets on GivingTuesday.

You can still donate here.

Support for Veterans: 1,898 Packs Delivered

The holidays can be especially difficult for veterans, especially those suffering from PTSD. These heroes should not have to feel alone and without support at a time when most people are celebrating with loved ones.

You helped us provide 1898 packs to veterans facing housing instability. These packs contain necessities like:

  • A hygiene kit including shampoo, soap, and toothbrush.
  • A reusable water bottle.
  • A t-shirt and socks to provide a clean change of clothing.
  • A blanket for warmth and comfort.
    And for pets:

  • A cinched pack to hold all the pet’s essentials.
  • A collapsible bowl to provide a clean place for the pet to eat or drink.
  • A slip lead leash to ensure the pet remains safe with their veteran owner.
  • A treat and a toy that provides the dog with comfort and happiness. This gift also helps to create an even stronger bond between the veteran and their pet.

You can still donate here.

Source: Greater Good Charities

Food Drive for People: 1,120 Meals Provided

This holiday season, with food at the center of family gatherings and celebrations, more than 41 million Americans don’t know where they will find their next meal. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, our neighbors and loved ones face new challenges when it comes to accessing even the most basic necessity: food.

Your GivingTuesday donations funded 1120 meals for hungry people around the globe.

You can still donate here.

Source: Greater Good Charities

Acre Drive: 955 Acres Protected

This year, the World Wildlife Fund released a sobering report: birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and fish have suffered a 68% decline in just the last 50 years.

Actions that drove this decline, including increased destruction of habitat and the illegal wildlife trade, are also linked to the outbreak of the coronavirus and other diseases. We are running out of time to stop the destruction of our global ecosystems, your support is helping turn the tide.

Your GivingTuesday donations preserved 955 acres of critical habitat.

You can still donate here.

The GreaterGood network of sites wouldn’t be where it is today without you. We are grateful for and humbled by your generosity, and we look forward to continuing our impact worldwide.

It’s amazing what we can do together.

Thank you!

People, Pets & Planet

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