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Give Like a Local on #GivingTuesday

When people look for advice on a restaurant or want to know what a neighborhood is like, a trusted friend or local resource is usually the first place to turn. This year, the Catalogue is applying this thinking to the nonprofit sector, and on #GivingTuesday (Tuesday, December 2nd), we aim to be the go-to local resource for community-minded donors, with dozens of our local charities promoting #GivingTuesday campaigns on the Catalogue website.

In the same way that retail stores take part in Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the giving community comes together for #GivingTuesday, a 24-hour global day of giving to kick off the giving season.

Some of the region’s best small charities will be promoting their #GivingTuesday fundraising campaigns on the Catalogue website. Charities will be competing for $10,000 in prizes — sponsored by the Lainoff Family Foundation — across a number of categories. Donors can easily search for their favorite charities by name, or area of interest, such as nature, arts, education, or human services.

Barbara Harman, President and Editor of the Catalogue, says “The Catalogue for Philanthropy believes in the power of small charities to spark big change in our community. This #GivingTuesday, we’re proud to be a local resource for donors to discover and support the causes that mean the most to them in the community where they live and work. At the Catalogue, we know first-hand that when we increase resources for small charities, we can leverage their work to create a tipping point for social good in our region.”

The Catalogue for Philanthropy is the only guide to giving that uses local experts to thoroughly evaluate each charity featured on its website. We charge no fees for our work, so 100 percent of each donation goes to designated charities. Since 2003, we has raised more than $24 million for featured charities.

To learn more or donate to a local cause, visit on Tuesday, December 2nd. (All campaigns will be available for preview on Friday, November, 28th).

Want to know who is participating? See below for a list of participating charities, and check back on December 2nd to help them win prizes!

Anacostia Watershed Society
Arlington Free Clinic
Aspire Counseling
Bowen McCauley Dance Company
Brain Foundation
Calvary Women’s Services
Capital Partners for Education
Chess Challenge in DC
Children’s Chorus of Washington
Common Good City Farm
Community Ministries of Rockville
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George’s County
Critical Exposure
DC Bilingual Public Charter School
DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
DC Law Students In Court Program
Earth Sangha
Emerging Scholars
Everybody Wins! DC
Fairfax Choral Society
Falls Church-McLean Children’s Center
Five Talents International
Generation Hope
Girls on the Run – DC
Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture
Global Kids
Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services
Housing Initiative Partnership
Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse
Joy of Motion Dance Center
Just Neighbors
L’Arche Greater Washington, DC
Latino Student Fund
Lorton Community Action Center
Lydia’s House in Southeast
McLean Project for the Arts
Mercy Health Clinic
Mi Casa
Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project
Montgomery Countryside Alliance
National Park Trust
Open Arms Housing
Potomac Conservancy
Potomac Riverkeeper
Prince George’s Child Resource Center
The Arc of Northern Virginia
The Child & Family Network Centers
The Dance Institute of Washington
The Family Place
The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
The Washington Literacy Center
Thrive DC
Turning the Page
Washington Jesuit Academy
Washington Parks & People
Washington Tennis & Education Foundation

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