Giving Tuesday is Creating Waves of Hope for Great Lakes History

November 17, 2020 (Toledo, Ohio)The National Museum of the Great Lakes has officially launched our 2020 Giving Tuesday campaign meant to create awareness of our mission, reduce financial burdens due to the pandemic, and generate waves of hope in support of Great Lakes History. Giving Tuesday, a day encouraging people to do good through advocating for and giving to causes they believe passionately in, is scheduled this year for Tuesday, December 1. 

“In the weeks leading up to Giving Tuesday, we will be sharing stories on social media highlighting individuals whose lives have been shaped by the Great Lakes,” says the museum’s Director of Communications and Development Kate FIneske. “Funds raised through Giving Tuesday will help us continue our mission to preserve and make known the history of the Great Lakes.” 

The National Museum of the Great Lakes is offering multiple ways to support our Giving Tuesday campaign. Individuals can “Like” and “Share” Giving Tuesday posts and videos on Facebook tagged with #NMGLGivingTuesday2020. We also are asking those passionate about the Great Lakes to consider creating their own #GivingTuesday Facebook Fundraiser in support of the National Museum of the Great Lakes. Then, on December 1, we’ll ask supporters to donate to the museum’s Giving Tuesday campaign. Donations made on NMGL Facebook Fundraiser after 8 a.m. on December 1 may be eligible for matching funds from Facebook. In addition, the museum is participating in Toledo Community Foundations’ #GivingTuesdayNWO—making us eligible to receive a $5,000 grant locally. Although primarily a social media campaign, for any individuals not on Facebook, the museum created an online Giving Tuesday donation page.

For more information about the museum’s participation in Giving Tuesday, visit our Facebook Page or search Facebook for the Hashtag #NMGLGivingTuesday2020, stop by our Facebook Event and Facebook Fundraiser, or donate online here.