Support your favourite charity on Bitcoin Giving Tuesday

Tuesday 02 December 2014

Thanksgiving is America’s way of giving thanks. There are two days for getting great deals. Giving Tuesday is all about giving something back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. 

Giving Tuesday was founded in New York in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y and The United Nations Foundation as a global day of giving back.

Bitcoin giving Tuesday is a collaboration between Bitcoin Black Friday, The BitGive Foundation and The Bitcoin Foundation, and is supported by the original Giving Tuesday campaign. It's goal is to provide bitcoin users with the ability to make every penny count.  

 

"Charitable giving should not pad the pockets of credit card companies, banks or any other financial middlemen.

100% of funds given through Bitcoin Giving Tuesday will go to the nonprofit you choose."


Most people are completely unaware that many charities are charged fixed transaction fees for each deposit made into their bank accounts. On small amounts this could be as much as 25% of the original donation. Bitcoin donations allow people to give every bit of their donation to their chosen charity without incurring bank fees and in the case of many charities additional overseas transfer fees.

Charities participating in this years Bitcoin Giving Tuesday include:

                                              

                                             Medic Mobile

medic mobile logoMedic mobile's first project was providing recycled mobile phones to community healthworkers surrounding St Gabriel's Hospital in Malawi. Health workers use Medic Mobile to register every pregnancy, track disease outbreaks faster, keep stock of essential medicines and communicate about emergencies.



                                  

                                                The Water Project

The Water Project via FacebookThe Water Project is a non-profit organisation aiming to provide sustainable water projects to communities in sub-Saharan Africa who lack access to a clean water supply and proper sanitation

"Every Bitcoin donation will be used to fund one of 42 new sensor-enabled water projects in Kenya. And like Bitcoin, this new tech will provide unmatched transparency and accountability in our work."



                                   

                                                   Rise Above It (RAI)

Rai LogoRai devises fun and positive events that raise money to accomplish its primary objective: to provide meaningful
support to young cancer patients. Additional fund-raising is achieved by sponsoring endurance athletes and through collaboration with partners in local communities. Proceeds from events and funding from other sources, goes towards providing consultation and financial grants to individuals and families with immediate needs in their fight against cancer.


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    Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region, Inc. promotes the health, development and well being of
children and their families. We accomplish this through the Ronald McDonald House, a home away from home for families of seriously ill children, and by creating and supporting programs that directly improve the lives of children and their families. Accepting bitcoin in time for Giving Tuesday.




To participate in this year’s GivingTuesday event in Bitcoin style, visit Bitcoin Giving Tuesday on December 2, 2014 for a listing of all charities participating. To find other non-profits that now accept bitcoin visit BitScans own directory of non-profits.


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