Elgin Gives boosts the power of Giving Tuesday for local nonprofits

  • Volunteers with the Kiwanis Club of Elgin packed 300 Thanksgiving boxes for Food for Greater Elgin. Support the work of Elgin nonprofits with a donation on Giving Tuesday.

    Volunteers with the Kiwanis Club of Elgin packed 300 Thanksgiving boxes for Food for Greater Elgin. Support the work of Elgin nonprofits with a donation on Giving Tuesday. Courtesy of Food for Greater Elgin

Submitted by Elgin Gives
Updated 11/25/2020 7:17 PM

Giving Tuesday is an international movement, setting aside the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to helping nonprofits.

On this day, people choose to pause their holiday spending and invest in the organizations around them that are working to make their communities a better place to live.


Elgin Gives is a collaborative effort of community leaders in the greater Elgin area to bring the power of philanthropy's biggest day, #GivingTuesday, home to Elgin.

It helps nonprofits raise money by connecting new donors with nonprofits and increasing awareness about local nonprofits while leveraging the national marketing of Giving Tuesday.

Elgin Gives promotes philanthropic giving and recognizes the good work of all Elgin nonprofit organizations that meet the needs of citizens in our community -- from vital services such as food, shelter, health care, education, senior services, and counseling to providing opportunities for youth leadership, to engage in sports, participate in the arts or just have plain fun on the block in which you live.

Here is a list of participating nonprofit organizations:

Administer Justice; Alignment Collaborative for Education; Anderson Animal Shelter; Association for Individual Development; Bethlehem Lutheran Child Development Center; Boys & Girls Club of Elgin; CASA Kane County; Centro de Informacion; Chamber Music on the Fox; Children's Theatre of Elgin; Coalition for a Safe & Healthy Elgin; Community Crisis Center; Downtown Neighborhood Association; Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley; Ecker Center for Mental Health; Elgin Academy; Elgin Area Men's Shed; Elgin Bike Hub; Elgin Cheer; Elgin Community College Foundation; Elgin Community Network; Elgin History Museum; Elgin Junior Woman's Club; Elgin Master Chorale; Elgin Math & Science Academy/Charter School; Elgin Parks & Recreation Foundation; Elgin Partnership for Early Learning; Elgin Public Museum; Elgin River Rats; Elgin Symphony Orchestra; Elgin Theatre Company; Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra; Family Service Association of Greater Elgin; Food for Greater Elgin; Fox Valley Hands of Hope; Friends of Lords Park Zoo; Friends of the Bluff Spring Fen; Friends of the Fox River; Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois; Go With the Flow; Grand Victoria Foundation; Greater Elgin Family Care Center; Growthtrac Ministries; House of Restoration Inc.; Independent Players; The Ivy Academy for Early Learning; Kairos Counseling Center; Larsen Middle School PTO; The Literacy Connection; Marklund; Oddballs Art Lab; Open Door Health Center; Operation Horses and Heroes, Inc.; Pads of Elgin; Renz Addiction Counseling Center; Salvation Army; Senior Services Associates; Side Street Studio Arts; Summit School, Inc.; Taylor Family YMCA; Training Institute of Elgin; True Patriots Care; Tyler Creek Watershed Coalition; VNA Healthcare; Well Child Center; Youth Leadership Academy; and YWCA Elgin.

To learn more, visit www.elgingives.org.


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