Giving Tuesday participants in 2018.

Photo: Courtesy Hawaii Community Foundation

Every Gift Contributes to Positive Change for Hawaii

What Giving Tuesday in Hawaii is all about.

The holidays have a way of inspiring people to reach across the divides that may separate us. And Giving Tuesday, right in the heart of the holiday season on Tuesday, December 3, is sure to bring people together again in 2019. 

For the past two years, banks, businesses, and nonprofits—many who compete at other times—have come together to demonstrate that we all have a role to play in strengthening Hawai‘i’s communities by supporting our local nonprofit organizations on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This global day of giving, often referred to as Giving Tuesday, has been localized for Hawai‘i with the statewide campaign called #GIVINGTUESDAYHI.  

Assistance Dogs of Hawaii brought puppy ambassadors to spread the word about their great work and Giving Tuesday.

Everyone can join in and bring about positive CHANGE in Hawaii by donating gifts of time, treasure, and talent to their favorite nonprofit organizations through the website CHANGEforHawaii.org.

Puni Jackson of the local nonprofit Kokua Kalihi Valley, who made a traditional Hawaiian healing compound from turmeric for Giving Tuesday participants in 2018.

“We want people to support your malama organization in your community,” said Puni Jackson of the local nonprofit Kokua Kalihi Valley, who made a traditional Hawaiian healing compound from turmeric for Giving Tuesday participants in 2018. “You can donate with your own work, with your hands, with your love, with whatever resources you have.”  

To amplify statewide giving, the Hawaii Community Foundation and many Giving Tuesday partners will be awarding more than $20,000 in $1,000 grants to nonprofit organizations that are nominated in posts on social media. Winners will be announced on December 4. 

Iona Contemporary Dancers added festivity to the morning commute for downtown professionals.

Want to participate in #GIVINGTUESDAYHI? Here are two ways to participate:

Log onto Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and create a post using the hashtag #GIVINGTUESDAYHI with information about your favorite nonprofit organization. 

Click here between 7 - 8 a.m. on Tuesday, December 3 to view the Facebook Live broadcast and leave a comment. Be sure to type in the nonprofit you would like to give a gift to, and why. 

Mahalo to our #GIVINGTUESDAYHI Partners:

  • Aio Foundation/Hawai‘i Gives Back Magazine
  • American Savings Bank 
  • Bank of Hawaii 
  • Catchafire
  • Central Pacific Bank
  • First Hawaiian Bank 
  • Hawai‘i Community Foundation
  • Chef Russell Siu, 3660 on the Rise, Kaka‘ako Kitchen
  • Hawai‘i News Now
  • HANO
  • Honolulu Star-Advertiser
  • HONOLULU Magazine
  • Joseph Esser Photography
  • Show and Tell AV

For more information, visit hawaiicommunityfoundation.org.