Give back to the Ann Arbor community during Giving Tuesday today

Ann Arbor, Mich. – It’s #GivingTuesday and Ann Arbor non-profits and volunteer organizations are urging residents to turn their Black Friday and Cyber Monday savings into helpful donations.

Started in 2012, Giving Tuesday is a day of philanthropy encouraged nationwide to support local organizations in their missions.

Here are some Ann Arbor organizations that enrich our community.

Arbor Opera Theater

The organization connects operas, performers and lyrical experiences together within the Ann Arbor area. It provides operatic programming within the community by regularly offering full operatic productions, chamber opera, educational programs and opportunities for emerging artists.

The organization is a participant in Facebook’s #GivingTuesday matching program. Donate here to have your donation matched online.

Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley

Focused on making affordable housing something achievable in Washtenaw County. A volunteer-driven organization, H4H Huron Valley rehabilitates homes, organizes local action and neighborhood engagement and provides additional resources for low-income residents.

Today, Level One Bank will match every donation made to the organization.

Donate here.

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Ann Arbor Active Against ALS

A grassroots nonprofit, the organization raises funds and awareness for research on treatments for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Ann Arbor Active Against ALS using Active Initiatives to encourage Ann Arborites to move while creating a compassionate community.

To join a Facebook Giving Tuesday fundraiser, look here. Donate directly here.

Ann Arbor Book Society

An organization promoting Ann Arbor independent book stores, Ann Arbor Book Society has filled the city with its Booktown maps. The organization celebrates Treetown’s numerous award-winning authors, hosts a calendar of book-based events and provides regular news for the bookish.

Donate here.

The Neutral Zone

A dedicated space for Washtenaw County youth, the center provides a space for teens to engage in creative outlets and explore various forms of activism and art.

The Neutral Zone is a part of Facebook’s #GivingTuesday matching program. To find a facebook fundraiser, look here. Donate directly to the Neutral Zone here.

Looking for more places to help out of #Giving Tuesday? Check out Meredith’s list of local nonprofits.

To find more nonprofits participating in Giving Tuesday, visit the #GivingTuesday website.

About the Author:

Sarah has worked for WDIV since June 2018. She covers community events, good eats and small businesses in Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics from Grand Valley State University.