For many years, AWI has participated in Giving Tuesday—a global day of giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. #GivingTuesdayNow is a newly created global day of giving and unity that takes place on May 5, 2020, as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an opportunity for compassionate people around the world to stand together—to counter our own feelings of powerlessness by helping others. Even as we practice physical distancing, we can remain connected through kindness and generosity.
Through #GivingTuesdayNow, nonprofit organizations around the world are addressing the fallout from COVID-19 within the context of their particular mission. For AWI, that mission is to prevent needless suffering of animals. And we know that in the midst of the pandemic, people under economic strain may have difficulty caring for their companion animals and feel they have no choice but to surrender them to already overburdened shelters. But together, we can help.
Every dollar donated to AWI on #GivingTuesdayNow will be given to food banks for companion animals in areas particularly hard hit by the virus and its economic impacts. By keeping companion animal food banks adequately provisioned throughout the country, we can help ease the burden on companion animals, their humans, and animal shelters.
Will you join us on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, to help support those in need? One hundred percent of donations received will go directly to food banks for companion animals in areas particularly hard hit by the virus and its economic consequences.
We understand this is a challenging time for many, and that not everyone will be in a position to donate. If you are unable to donate at this time, there are other ways for you to help. Spreading the word about #GivingTuesdayNow is one easy and meaningful way to take action!
Help spread the word about our #GivingTuesdayNow campaign on social media:
- Much of society is on hold. Kindness isn’t. On #GivingTuesdayNow, the Animal Welfare Institute is donating to food banks for companion animals in areas particularly hard hit by the virus and its economic impacts. Learn more: awionline.org/GivingTuesdayNow
- Together we stand. Together we give. Your generosity to the Animal Welfare Institute will make a difference for companion animals on #GivingTuesdayNow. Learn more: awionline.org/GivingTuesdayNow
- #GivingTuesdayNow is an opportunity for people around the world to stand together in unity—to use our individual power of generosity to remain connected and to heal. Donate to the Animal Welfare Institute to contribute to food banks for companion animals throughout the country. awionline.org/GivingTuesdayNow