Global Day of Giving takes place on December 1

Shown above: The Giving Tuesday Okanagan steering committee held an info session for all members on November 17, 2020.

November 24, 2020 – Giving Tuesday Okanagan is going virtual this year on Tuesday, December 1. Just as Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season, Giving Tuesday is the opening day of the giving season and all local activities will be hosted on the Giving Tuesday Okanagan facebook page including the City of Kelowna and City of Penticton civic proclamations.

The Giving Tuesday Okanagan civic movement kicked off in 2015 with mayoral proclamations and events in all three major cities: Penticton, Kelowna and Vernon. The day is an opportunity for local non-profits, charities, businesses and individuals to recognize and celebrate the start of the giving season.

Since 2013, Giving Tuesday has united millions of Canadians to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. The impact of Giving Tuesday goes well beyond charitable donations, inspiring giving in all its forms. From coast to coast to coast, people are embracing this day as an opportunity to raise money for local charities and non-profits, run food and clothing drives, give blood, encourage kindness, help a neighbour and celebrate generosity.  At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, Giving Tuesday is an opportunity for people around the world to stand together in unity—to use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and heal.

So far more than 7,500 Canadian charities, businesses and community groups have used GivingTuesday to rally generosity and help make the world a better place in countless ways. Around the globe there are official GivingTuesday movements in over 70 countries, including Australia, Brazil, Kenya, Slovenia, Tanzania, the UK and more.

Join the movement! There are many ways to get involved with Giving Tuesday Okanagan:

For more information, visit:

City of Kelowna Proclamation

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About Giving Tuesday Okanagan

The #GivingTuesdayOkanagan movement started in 2015 by Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs and United Way.  Trellis joined the movement in 2018 supporting the initiative with their online events and fundraising platform and tools. has been involved since 2015 along with the community foundations in the Okanagan. Many more local organizations have joined the movement over the years:

About GivingTuesday (#GivingTuesdayCA)

GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate giving of all kinds, celebrated on the Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday; this year it falls on December 1, 2020.  The movement was launched in Canada in 2013 by GIV3 and, and founded in the US in 2012 by 92nd Street Y in partnership with the UN Foundation. More info at:


#givingtuesdayokanagan #givingtuesday


Do Some Good: 

Accelerate Okanagan – DER3 program:

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Media contacts:

Richelle Leckey, Community Engagement Coordinator

Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs


Marianne Dahl, Marketing and Communications Manager

United Way SIBC