Help Us Give More This #GivingTuesday
Nov 29, 2016
AOL is always looking for new ways to spotlight game-changing nonprofits. When we talk about unleashing our culture and code, we're also talking about making the world a better place. Let's focus on the positive and giving spirit -- it's #GivingTuesday after all! #GivingTuesday is a global movement raising awareness for what the holidays are really about: giving, in all its forms. Started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y, #GivingTuesday is a global movement encouraging individuals, nonprofits and corporations to celebrate generosity and to give just a bit more.
We want to do our part to help organizations champion their efforts, so today we ask you to vote on the organization to which you want us to donate pro bono ad space, driving awareness and engagement from our millions of visitors. The organization with the most votes will appear on AOL.com free of charge.
We're excited to provide our support and help champion our nonprofit partners' messages! Read more about the nonprofits we've nominated, then vote for the one that you'd like to see win.
Girl Up is the United Nations Foundation's adolescent girl campaign, engaging girls to take action. Led by a community of nearly half a million passionate advocates raising awareness and funds, their efforts help the girls living in remote places where it's often hardest to be young and female. The organization works to ensure that adolescent girls can go to school, see doctors, participate in their communities, and live free from violence. Girl Up believes that investing in girls is necessary to end poverty, strengthen communities, and build a more just and peaceful world.
Feeding America is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. The organization serves 46.5 million Americans in need, supporting virtually every community in the United States through food pantries and meal programs. In the United States today, one in five kids faces hunger, and more than 5 million senior citizens age 60+ do as well; this organization fights hunger in the United States because we have neighbors in need.
Year Up's mission is to close the opportunity divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Year Up achieves this mission through a high support, high expectation model that combines marketable job skills, stipends, internships and college credits. Its holistic approach focuses on students' professional and personal development to place these young adults on a viable path to economic self-sufficiency. Year Up currently serves more than 2,500 students per year across 14 cities.
Apps for Good
Apps for Good is a nonprofit that helps young people make their future with new technology. The organization unlocks the confidence and talent of young people through creative learning programs, in which students use new technologies to design and make products that can make a difference to their world. Most children are consumers of technology; this organization wants them to become makers using technology.