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South Dakota Day of Giving

Come one, come all to this celebration of generosity! For the first-ever state-wide Day of Giving (like Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday..). The Tuesday after Thanksgiving, consider giving back to your great community and investing in your local United Way. All donation given this day will be MATCHED 1 to 1 by the Larson Family Foundation.

From 9am-5pm we will have an open house at our office with refreshments and stories of Brookings Area United Way's impact in Brookings County. We will also have a special tour of three of our United Way funded partner's: Independent Living Choices, Brookings Activity Center, and Brookings Food Pantry. We will leave the office on a BATA bus (another funded partner) at 10:30 am, so please arrive by 10:15 am. We will arrive back in the office by noon. To RSVP to the agency tours, please contact with your number of guests.

What is "Giving Tuesday"?

Celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday is a global movement to celebrate generosity and set a time to give back to communities and support great causes. Giving Tuesday is a movement fueled by collaboration and driven by social media. This day kicks off the charitable season during the end-of-year celebrations and holidays. For the first time ever, South Dakota is coming together as a state to collaborate with all nonprofits in the 605. Taking it a step further, Brookings County has created #BrookingsGives to showcase all of the great 24 participating nonprofits in our area. Visit for more information about this spectacular movement in your SD hometowns!

How do I give?

There are so many ways you can give it's hard to choose! SD Gives has worked hard to create an awesome webpage where you can find more information about SD Gives and our funding page. You can stop into our office on November 27th and hand us your gift personally if you'd like! Any gifts given on this Giving Tuesday will be matched 1:1 by the Larson Family Foundation. If you would like to set up your own personal fundraising page for this Giving Tuesday to invite your family and friends to give, we can set one up on our website or you can create your own fundraising profile on Facebook! Any donations through Facebook will also be matched by Facebook Fundraisers. So $5 will be matched to equal $10. And if you donated through Facebook as well your gift will be matched by Facebook Fundraisers and Larson Family Foundation-- meaning your $5 will give United Way $15! Think of the impact you could make this Giving Tuesday!