What started back in 2012 with a handful of nonprofits has quickly grown into a global giving movement that has reached 98 countries around the world and raised $177 million in online donations.

Whether you see it as a day to help others or a chance to atone for a particularly, shall we say, ambitious Black Friday, #GivingTuesday has become an incredible force for good and a beautiful day of impact around the world.

This year, we have two really exciting things happening that we’d love to share with you.

1. Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are matching $2 million for U.S. nonprofits on Facebook!
Starting at 8:00am (EST) on November 28th, donations made through Facebook’s charitable giving tool will be matched up to $50,000 per nonprofit. Facebook is also waiving all fees, so 100% of what you give on the platform will help bring clean water to people in need.

Even outside of the match, the ability to support your favorite charities from within the social networking platform is an amazing gift, and we can’t wait to see the impact. As a reminder, you can find us on Facebook here.

2. Our monthly giving community, The Spring, is working toward a major milestone in Rwanda!
In 2010, we took on a challenge to provide complete coverage to Rwanda’s Rulindo District. That means clean and safe drinking water in every community. Every school. Every clinic.

After seven years, we’ve managed to get 95% of the way there, and this month, The Spring community is working to finally reach full coverage.

On #GivingTuesday, you can join The Spring and help us achieve this incredible milestone. In addition to providing clean water to people in need, you’ll also receive stories about your impact every single month.

Read the source article at blog.charitywater.org