Chicago LGBT groups you can help on #GivingTuesday

Tue. December 2, 2014 12:09 PM by News Staff

LGBT non-profits accept online donations on #GivingTuesday

Chicago, IL - First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday, and now #GivingTuesday. Unlike those other days, Giving Tuesday is about philanthropy.

A national social media movement started in 2012 by the UN Foundation, the goal of Giving Tuesday is to shift the focus from buying to giving back to a good cause.

Last year, Chicago House CEO Stan Sloan told that between 80-90 percent of their individual support comes from end-of-year gifts.

"It is also a time when people who are in need tend to be more vulnerable... to weather... to poverty... to loneliness and psychological depression," Sloan added.

Chicago House is among a number of LGBT non-profits, including AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Affinity Community ServicesCenter on Halsted, Equality Illinois, and Howard Brown accepting online donations on #GivingTuesday.

Make online donations to Chicago LGBT non-profits:

AIDS Foundation of Chicago: AFC has two large giving opportunities. First, a $15,000 challenge gift generously donated by Anthony Bruck, an AFC Board member, and an additional match for gifts from new donors. (Donate online

Affinity Community Services: Affinity's board president, Ebonie Davis, is matching all gifts up to $1,000. (Donate online

Equality Illinois: EQIL is accepting contributions in an attempt to hit a goal of 1,000 donations today. (Donate online)

Additional Chicago LGBT non-profits to consider on #GivingTuesday include: Center on Halsted (Donate online); Chicago House (Donate online); Howard Brown Health Center (Donate online); Test Positive Aware Nework (Donate online).