With Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, it’s time to spread kindness and give back to your community this Giving Tuesday! Military wife Jessica with Giving Tuesday Military reveals this year’s cause, Be The Match, a nonprofit focusing on connecting patients with donor matches for life-saving bone marrow or blood transplants on the Kelly Clarkson Show. Jessica also gives tips for how you can give back this year in your community.
Maria, Jessica, and Samantha met in Washington DC for the first time in May 2019 where they were all honored with the Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year awards for their work within the military community. Shortly after meeting, they forged a close bond and shared passion for service. They wanted to create something special that would unite all the branches of service in a collective effort to serve with purpose and in kindness. Through this, the #GivingTuesdayMilitary movement was born.
For its inaugural launch in 2019 — the campaign reached 2.5 million people! The social impact of the day was absolutely incredible. When it was over, they knew they weren’t done yet. Stacy Bilodeau joined the kindness party leadership team and the foursome launched the nonprofit, Inspire Up, in 2020 — which powers the GivingTuesdayMilitary campaign.