What is Giving Tuesday?

Following Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday, and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is Tuesday, December 1. Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past 8 years, this idea has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

This year’s #GivingTuesday takes on new meaning as we are all experiencing the effects of this pandemic. It has been particularly hard on artists and arts organizations. We have had to adapt and change our business model, reduce staff and staffing hours, and cancel classes and events while keeping our artists, employees, guests, and volunteers safe. Despite this, throughout the pandemic, people have relied on the beauty of art to help them navigate these rough times. Glass Art Kalamazoo has continued to create, promote, and teach art when we are able to do so. We are so grateful to all our supporters that have helped us keep glass art alive in Kalamazoo.

During this time of the year when we are usually at our busiest, we have had to pause our operations once again. When much of this year’s activities have been cancelled, the generosity of people like you have continued to shine through. Glass Art Kalamazoo would like to ask you to join us in celebrating  GivingTuesday this year. Together, we can make a difference.

How can I help?

1. Donate to our Giving Tuesday campaign. Donations of any amount will help us keep glass art alive in Kalamazoo. (Donation button below).
2. Help us spread the word. Download our #Unselfie template and share why you give to Glass Art Kalamazoo on social media. It’s easy – here’s how:

How to take an #UNSelfie in five quick steps:

STEP 1: Print off our #UNSelfie template here.

STEP 2: Write in the reason you give to Glass Art Kalamazoo. I give because…

STEP 3: Take a “selfie” with your sign.

STEP 4: Share your picture on your social media with the hashtags, #UNSelfie,
#GivingTuesday and #GlassArtKalamazoo by Giving Tuesday on December 1.

STEP 5: Encourage your friends and family to visit our website to donate to
Glass Art Kalamazoo.

We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you in the studios again soon!