Each year, the first Tuesday after the U.S.’ Thanksgiving Holiday is known as Giving Tuesday. In a season of buying, Giving Tuesday is a day for individuals and institutions around the world to offer their time, money, and other resources to the organizations helping their communities thrive. Whether a donation to a non-profit or volunteering with a local community group, there are many ways to give back to communities this Giving Tuesday.
At AMOpportunities, we believe that medical care institutions play an important role in the communities they serve. This is why AMO supports its team’s efforts to support their own communities. This Giving Tuesday, we want to highlight the organizations our team has supported throughout 2021.
Giving Back this Giving Tuesday
Check out the list below to learn more about the organizations the AMO team supported in 2021:
- AIDS Foundation of Chicago
- AFC works with communities around Chicago to bring equity to and justice for those living with or vulnerable to HIV.
- The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a long-standing organization pursuing racial justice, fighting for racial equity, and amplifying black excellence.
- National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum
- An organization founded in Chicago that helps amplify the stories of Asian American and Pacific Islander women in the United States to help influence critical decisions that affect their communities.
- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
- St. Jude’s leads the U.S. in researching and treating pediatric cancer and life-threatening diseases.
- For over a century, the American Civil Liberties Union has been fighting for “systemic equality,” an agenda that rejects the inherently racist policies woven into the nation’s founding and ensures all people, but especially women and black and indigenous people have access to their constitutional rights.
- Southern Poverty Law Center
- The SPLC continues the work of the Civil Rights Movement and works with communities in the U.S. South and beyond to dismantle structures, policies, and organizations upholding white supremacy.
- WBEZ is Chicago’s National Public Radio station.
- Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago
- The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago provides education and resources to those living with and/or affected by epilepsy to 44 counties in Illinois.
- Planned Parenthood
- Planned Parenthood is the leading provider of reproductive care in the United States.
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Illinois Chapter
- The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention works to eliminate death by suicide through education programs, innovative preventative care, and increasing awareness of issues and topics around suicide and mental health.
- American Muslim Health Professionals
- AMHP seeks to cultivate a community of Muslim health professionals across the U.S. furthering the mission of serving their communities through healthcare, social justice, and more.
- CDC Foundation
- The CDC Foundation is a nonprofit founded by U.S. congress to further philanthropic and private-sector resources in support of the Center for Disease Control’s work in health protection.
- Alkhidmat Foundation
- The Alkhidmat Foundation provides humanitarian services and resources across Pakistan.
- Naseeha is a web-based mental health hotline providing care to youth and individuals across North America.
- Chicago Foundation for Education
- The Chicago Foundation for Education provides resources and support for Chicago Public School educators in Chicago’s most disinvested neighborhoods.
- Move for Hunger*
- Move for Hunger collects food donations from people moving out of their homes and donates to those in need, simultaneously reducing food waste and fighting hunger.
- Pilsen Food Pantry*
- Pilsen Food Pantry is an emergency food pantry in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.
*AMOpportunities has partnered with Move for Hunger and Pilsen Food Pantry as part of its Giving Tuesday initiative.