But for Alejandra, childhood was much more difficult. Unable to join the other kids, she sadly watched them play outside from her bedroom window. Attending school was only a dream in Alejandra’s mind. Walking was just too painful.
What’s it all about?
Giving Tuesday is about helping children just like Alejandra and vulnerable families around the world.
By now, a lot of people like you are already aware of Giving Tuesday. It’s the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, our special giving holiday.
Lives Depend on Your Donation
A significant population of the world lives below poverty levels without access to quality healthcare. Your Giving Tuesday donation can help provide healthcare that saves lives.
Your Giving Tuesday Donation Makes a Difference
A donation to Americares helps save lives and improve health in families around the world by providing critical medicines, medical supplies and aid.
Giving Makes You Feel Good
There’s a good feeling related to giving and knowing that you’re making a difference. Giving can be a significant mood booster that makes you feel fulfilled and happy.
Enjoy a Tax Break
You can deduct charitable donations. Certain restrictions do apply, and you’ll want to check with your tax advisor about deductions.
Help Us Give the Gift of Health
With your donations, Americares can provide medicines and care for vulnerable children like Alejandra. And in regions that are vulnerable to disaster, we pre-position emergency medical and relief supplies.
For every $10 you donate, Americares can provide $200 in aid. You can make a one-time gift or join our generous monthly givers — our Heroes for Health — to help people in crisis.
A small act of kindness inspires generosity. Tell your colleagues how much you appreciate them. Buy lunch for the homeless man on the corner of the street. Donate clothes or food to help vulnerable people in need. One act of kindness matters more than you know.
Give Time and Talent
Some people volunteer to give back to their community. For others, it’s a way to use their skills to make a difference. But for those who do not have the time or opportunity to volunteer, making a donation is an excellent way to give back.
Share Your Giving
Use the #GivingTuesday hashtag to show the world how you’re giving and inspire your followers to do the same. Share your #GivingTuesday story and tell your followers why you support Americares.
We are at work around the world restoring health and renewing hope.
Americares creates unparalleled value for our supporters!
More than 98% of our resources support health programs, and less than 2% is used for administration and overhead.
Over the last 40 years, Americares has delivered more than $17 billion in quality medical aid and innovative health programs to 164 countries, including the U.S. Our goal is to make sure that people affected by disaster and poverty can access quality health care and reach their full potential.
We are a Four-Star BBB Accredited Charity. And for the fourth consecutive year, Americares has earned a 4-star rating — the highest possible — from Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is America’s largest independent charity evaluator, and they endorsed Americares for our strong financial health and our commitment to accountability and transparency.
This year for the first time in our 40-year history, Americares has received a Giving Tuesday 8X Match. That means every dollar you donate on Giving Tuesday can be matched for eight times the impact.