#GivingTuesday 2021: Being Radically Generous

The Thanksgiving holiday is over. Our stomachs (and hearts) are full. It’s a time of the year where we reflect on our blessings and lift up the causes that we care about most. As an annual tradition, we invited our team to participate in #GivingTuesday – a day of global giving. Here’s what we are supporting this year:

Charleston Water Keeper

Gifted by Allen

“Charleston Waterkeeper’s team is an invaluable steward of Charleston’s abundant waterways. They tirelessly test for contamination and are critical defenders of water quality in the region. They hold offenders accountable, educate the public, and fight for clean water funding/legislation. They are also small, local (to me), and my gift was matched by the Butler Family Foundation — the perfect combination.”

Civic Alliance

Gifted by Jay

“Last year, we joined a bipartisan coalition of over 1,000 businesses working to empower U.S. employees to participate in elections and be civically active. Every American should have a voice in shaping our nation’s future via safe and accessible elections and until election day is a federal holiday, we’re proud to be part of a group leading the way by ensuring our team members have time off to vote. To learn more about the initiatives, and the progress made to date, view the Civic Alliance 2020 Impact Report.”

Computers 2 Kids, San Diego

Gifted by Misha

“C2K believes all children and their families, regardless of their economic status, need to be computer literate and have equal access to technology and the crucial educational, occupational, and financial opportunities that technology can provide. The digital divide – a chasm that separates those with access to technology from those without – reduces the chance of success in life for low-income children and perpetuates poverty. C2K responds to this digital disparity and the real-world demand for computer literacy by upcycling and refurbishing used computers and delivering them to families in need. C2K also provides each recipient with education, training and technical support necessary to achieve success.”

The Education Trust

Gifted by Matthew

“This year, I’m choosing to donate to The Education Trust. They identify and reduce achievement gaps based on data, and promote policies that help raise student achievement at all grade levels, from pre-kindergarten to postsecondary, primarily for students of color and students from low-income families. The best part is they work with schools to develop the right programs tailored to their teacher’s and student’s needs – education is not a one-size-fits-all solution for everyone.”

Innocence Project

Gifted by Travis

“This year I donated to the Innocence Project, an organization dedicated to exonerating the wrongfully convicted. Too many people have been unfairly incarcerated and the Innocence Project helps by using DNA testing to prove innocence and by pushing reforms to prevent wrongful convictions in the first place. I can’t imagine how it must feel to be serving time for a crime I didn’t commit, and I’m happy to help support organizations like the Innocence Project that are helping to right these injustices.”

The Old Globe 

Gifted by Dana

“I chose to donate to The Old Globe Theater this year because the theater has been impactful in my life in San Diego. Since I first moved here I’ve been going to shows at this beautiful venue (The Grinch with friends, Shakespeare for class, Hair for fun) and it’s always incredible to see the actors, employees, and volunteers who clearly love what they do. I think it’s especially important to support the arts in a post covid world. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to support The Old Globe Theater.”

Project C.U.R.E.

Gifted by Mica

“COVID-19 continues to be a massive global problem and is disproportionately affecting poorer countries. Project C.U.R.E. helps address the staggering shortage of medical resources around the world and focuses on preventing, diagnosing and treating diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, EBOLA and since 2020, COVID-19 . Each week, they deliver 3 – 5 shipping containers of medical equipment and supplies to more than 135 resource-limited countries around the world. In addition, Project C.U.R.E. also provides travel programs to these countries, including medical treatment, training, community health education and container delivery support.”