Giving Tuesday Turns 10: Find a Place to Donate Your Time, Money Near You

By Christina Lorey

November 3, 2022

“Everyone has something to give, and every act of generosity counts.”

Giving Tuesday started as a simple idea: after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday– why not create a day that encourages people to share their gifts rather than buy more?

Since 2012, hundreds of millions of people in 80+ countries have celebrated the start of the holiday season by donating their time, money, or both the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. But the movement doesn’t have to end at midnight!

Wisconsin Public Radio compiled a list of the best ways you can give back anytime during the holiday season:

Southcentral Wisconsin

Southeastern Wisconsin

Southwestern Wisconsin

Central Wisconsin

  • The Neighbors’ Place in Wausau serves Marathon County with several programs, including some that provide food, diapers and transportation. 
  • Evergreen Community Initiatives in Stevens Point provides food to the hungry, clothes to children who need them and warm clothes and shelter to the homeless.  

Western Wisconsin

Northern Wisconsin

  • Rhinelander Area Food Pantry on its website says it serves about 400 to 450 households per month, and it also works with the School District of Rhinelander to give families backpacks of food to cover the weekends for hungry children. 
  • Humane Society of Douglas County in Superior works to provide relief to suffering animals and prevent animal cruelty. 

Northeastern Wisconsin

ANYWHERE in Wisconsin

  • Visit this link to find your nearest Boys & Girls club. 

Or click here for opportunities to give wherever you live!


  • Christina Lorey

    Christina is an Edward R. Murrow-winning journalist and former producer, reporter, and anchor for TV stations in Madison and Moline. When she’s not writing or asking questions, you can find her volunteering with Girls on the Run, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and various mental health organizations.

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