In support of #GivingTuesday, MSNBC joined in as the signature media partner. By telling the stories of people and organizations participating in the global day of giving, MSNBC amplified the message of generosity and helped raise a record-breaking amount of donations. This year’s efforts raised more than $116.7 million online, according to initial estimates. #GivingTuesday received more than 1.3 million social media mentions on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, which helped raise awareness about some of our nation’s most pressing issues, such as education, environment, animals, healthcare, and international affairs.
Some examples of Giving Tuesday are embedded below. If you'd like to see more, visit www.msnbc.com/givingtuesday.
Miami Dolphins raise money for cancer research
In honor of 'Giving Tuesday,' MSNBC's Jose Diaz-Balart features a charity led by the Miami Dolphin’s football team. The Dolphin’s Cancer Challenge (DCC) raises money for research at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami. The CEO of DCC, Michael Mandich, explains what the challenge is and how much money has been raised since it began.
LeAnn Rimes partners with veterans group for ‘Giving Tuesday’
In the spirit of ‘Giving Tuesday,’ a social media campaign urging people to donate their money or time to charities, LeAnn Rimes is partnering with non-profit group Disabled American Veterans. In an effort to give back this holiday season, Rimes pays tribute to veterans in a remake of the song “Celebrate Me Home,” which is featured on her new album "Today is Christmas." She joins Tamron Hall on MSNBC.
Forever Family’s focus on kids in foster care
MSNBC’s Jose Diaz-Balart sits down with Gia Tutalo-Mote, the founder of Forever Family, in honor of Giving Tuesday. Forever Family is a program that uses media to raise awareness of the 500,000 American children waiting in foster care.
#GivingTuesday is a day to give
Big Brothers & Big Sisters' Roberto and Mike Partnow share what makes their mentoring program such a success for kids around the country facing adversity.