Be generous with your holiday spirit and give to these NYC museums and parks, including programs for school kids, and a tourist greeting program. In many cases your gift will be matched, doubled or even tripled, so your donation goes further.
New York Public Library
Even though all books, CDs and classes at the NYPL are FREE, they do need donations to continue that service. Today, all donations up to $50,000 will be matched by an anonymous donor.
Here are some of the services your donation will help continue
- 16.8 million visits to our 92 locations, where patrons can access a wide range of services, from tutoring to research assistance.
- Over 31,000 early literacy programs for children that attracted more than 788,000 program participants in 2018.
- Tech-training classes that span from basic computer literacy to advanced coding, and public access to almost 5,000 computers.
- English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes—more than 15,000 seats were offered at 41 Library locations last year.
- The growing demand for our children and teen programs, which served more than 1.3 million attendees this past year.
The charitable organization World Vision is bringing giving to life with a new, interactive pop-up shop at the Winter Village in Bryant Park.
World Vision is a global humanitarian organization that partners with children, families, and communities to tackle the root causes of poverty and injustice. The Give-back Gift Shop allows families the opportunity to see, touch, and experience how one act of generosity can light up an entire community. It’s all part of World Vision’s #ShineBright movement.
Visitors are invited to:
- Snap selfies with live farm animals and learn how they transform communities
- Snuggle up in a Mongolian ger and understand how these homes protect families from sub-zero temperatures
- Build a Hope Kit for U.S. women escaping abuse, poverty, trafficking or addiction
- Take a virtual tour of an African village and learn how sponsorship can change children’s lives
- Operate a water pump and experience what it’s like for a child to walk more than three miles a day to collect water
For every $1 you give to the High Line, the park’s Presenting Green Sponsor, TD Bank, will donate $2 more, up to $100,000. That includes the High Line Adopt a Plant program, and funds for the new Spur extension. That means your donation is tripled, so your $25 becomes $75, your $50 becomes $150.
That’s a good deal.
Central Park Conservancy
Help keep Central Park beautiful and inviting in all seasons with a matched gift on #GivingTuesday.
Also, as a way of saying thanks, you’ll receive a set of limited-edition coasters featuring the designs of the Park’s historic and beautiful Minton tiles.
Never forget the day that changed all of us forever. It’s an essential part of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum mission to share the story of that day, including the universal spirit of giving and sacrifice that radiated from every town in America after the attacks. One of the darkest days for America brought out the very best in each of us. #GivingTuesday is the chance for us to reaffirm these values.
All gifts today will be matched, giving your donation 2X the impact, so $25 becomes $50, $50 becomes $100.
Big Apple Greeter
Big Apple Greeter is a group of private citizens who know New York and offer FREE guided tours to their home neighborhoors, historic neighborhoods and more. On #GivingTuesday, their request is simple – donate as little as $10, to help replace the group’s 1998 software, which will speed things up, thereby reducing administrative costs.
Today only, Facebook is teaming up with PayPal to offer $7 million in matching funds. Get your donation doubled! Donate on Facebook,
Or, if you prefer, you can make a secure donation on the Big Apple Greeter website.
Big Apple Greeter is also participating in the $300,000 Holiday Charity Challenge on Crowdrise by GoFundMe. Every donation made here enters Big Apple Greeter to win cash prizes.
Museum of Jewish Heritage
This year’s #GivingTuesday campaign will help support Holocaust education and programs on the dangers of religious bigotry of any kind, especially for NYC school children, and online to children nationwide.
Jews make up 2% of the U.S. population, but attacks on Jews account for 60% of all religious hate crimes. A goal of The Museum of Jewish Heritage is to reach young people to teach the dangers of religious intolerance and continue the fight against Holocaust denial.
Learning the lessons of the Holocaust has never been more important or more challenging than it is today, even as the stories of Holocaust survivors are being saved and the ugliness of anti-Semitism is back in the headlines in the USA and around the world.
This heightened sense of urgency led us to create and launch New York’s Holocaust Curriculum, one of the most important educational initiatives in our Museum’s 20-year history. We have an obligation to ensure that future generations know about history’s darkest hour.
With your support, the museum can provide more than 400,000 New York City students with the educational resources that will build a more tolerant future for us all.
Support Holocaust education by making a donation now and your gift will count toward #GivingTuesday.