Giving Tuesday: The Story Behind the Movement

As the annual tradition of Giving Tuesday approaches, we at United Way of Central Washington are thrilled to share the history, significance, and ways you can join us in making a difference. This blog post dives into the evolution of Giving Tuesday, sheds light on United Way's commitment to community impact, and offers actionable ways for you to get involved and give back to Central Washington.

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday, born in 2012 as a response to consumer-centric holidays, has evolved into a global movement of generosity. Held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, it encourages individuals, organizations, and communities to come together in the spirit of giving. At United Way, we recognize the power of this day to amplify our collective impact and address critical needs in Central Washington.

United Way of Central Washington has been a stalwart champion for the health, education, and financial stability of our community since our inception. Our initiatives are strategically designed to create lasting change, and Giving Tuesday provides a unique platform to showcase the transformative power of collective giving.

Our Focus Areas:

Education: Supporting programs that enhance educational opportunities and outcomes for individuals of all ages.

Financial Stability: Empowering families and individuals to achieve financial independence and stability.

Health: Promoting initiatives that improve access to healthcare services and enhance overall community well-being.

How You Can Make an Impact on Giving Tuesday:

This Giving Tuesday, we invite you to join us in making a difference in the lives of those in Central Washington. Here are tangible ways you can contribute:


Visit UWCW (  to make a one-time or recurring donation. Your support directly funds programs and initiatives that create lasting change.


Explore volunteer opportunities that align with your skills and interests. Your time and expertise can make a significant impact on the success of our initiatives. You can find up to date volunteer opportunities here: Volunteer Opportunities

Spread the Word:

Utilize your social media platforms to share our mission, stories of impact, and the importance of Giving Tuesday. Follow United Way of Central Washington on Facebook & Instagram to join the conversation. Tag friends, involve your family, and follow our up to date events!

Corporate Partnerships:

If you represent a business or organization, consider partnering with us to create a corporate giving program. Together, we can build a stronger and more resilient community. You can run an employee campaign, or become a part of our Small Business 365 membership. Both information can be found here: For Companies | United Way of Central Washington (

Attend Community Events:

Stay informed about local events and initiatives. Your presence at community gatherings helps build connections and strengthens our collective commitment to Central Washington.

As Giving Tuesday approaches, United Way of Central Washington stands ready to harness the power of collective giving for the betterment of our community. Together, we can create a positive ripple effect that extends far beyond a single day. Join us in this global movement of generosity, and let's make Giving Tuesday 2023 a day to remember in Central Washington. Together, we can achieve lasting change and create a brighter future for all.