(WSYR-TV) — Giving Tuesday is coming up next week, which means it’s time to think about how you can give back to your community.

If you don’t know already, Giving Tuesday is a global organization that collaborates year-round to inspire generosity around the world as “everyone has something to give.”

Giving Tuesday always falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, which this year will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 29.

If you want to help one of your own local organizations in Central New York, here are some that are participating in Giving Tuesday this year!

Clear Path for Veterans

Clear Path for Veterans is celebrating its 10th anniversary of giving back to those who served for our country.

The organization supports all Veterans and active-duty military on their journey home and their families through its programming and direct services to enrich the lives of Veterans.

Clear path helps with their wellness and any social issues they might have developed and gives them the help they need to find a new successful career.

You can help give back on Giving Tuesday to Clear Path by giving a one-time or monthly donation to help the organization keep doing what they do best.

The Roman Runners

The Captial Arts Complex and Copper City Brewing Company are hosting a charitable event at the Copper Brewing Company in Rome on Giving Tuesday and are inviting charitable organizations in the area to come.

One of those charitable organizations is The Roman Runners which is an organization in Rome that devotes a considerable portion of its resources to worthy causes such as the American Red Cross, the YMCA, athletic scholarships, and more.

Not only will the event help raise money for The Roman Runners but The Rome Capital Theater which is part of the Capital Arts Complex. Learn more on the events, Facebook Page.

Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SQSPCA)

The Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SQSPCA) is launching its year-end annual campaign on Giving Tuesday that helps keep the shelter going.

The shelter raises money to provide temporary housing and medical care (including spaying and neutering) to homeless animals and find them permanent loving families.

This year shelter supporters Beth and Gary Glynn have created a matching challenge called “Promise for Parkie” in memoriam of their family dachshund, Parker, that passed away. The Glynns are donating an additional $5,000.00 to the SQSPCA for every $20,000.00 raised, up to $100,000.00. 

The donations raised go to the SHELTER US Capital Campaign, which is the SQSPCA’s state-of-the-art building that opened in July of 2021 called “Fenton and Nanette’s House,” also named for cherished dachshunds the Glynns have loved and lost. 

This year you can help the SQSPCA reach its goal of $100,000 by donating here.

Food Bank of Central New York

The Food Bank of Central New York is partnering with Instacart this Giving Tuesday to let Central New Yorkers know what they need most.

Instacart’s Community Carts new in-app feature allows users to donate groceries that the Food Bank of CNY have identified they need most. Delivery and service fees are also waived when donating.

This year, The Food Bank of CNY is in need of canned soup, canned meat, canned fruit, and canned vegetables.

For a full list of donations in need, you can visit the instacart website and consider donating this Giving Tuesday.

Special Olympics New York

This year the Special Olympics of New York is partnering with JD Finish Line to double every dollar donated.

The Special Olympics is an international organization that’s mission is to change attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities and to transform their lives through the joy of sport, every day, everywhere. 

Donations will support Special Olympics New York which serves 41,230 athletes as well as inclusive health and the ability to unify schools.

If you want to donate, you can head to the Special Olympic New York page to give back this Giving Tuesday.

The REV Theater Company

If you love the theater and the arts then think about giving back to the Auburn REV Theatre Company.

The REV is one of New York State’s largest educational tours (The REV on Tour), a stage dedicated to developing new musicals (The PiTCH), as well as a nationally acclaimed mainstage (The MGR Playhouse).

The REV is an economic engine for Auburn with a fulltime staff of 21 and seasonal staff of 200, they have a 65-year history of service in the Finger Lakes community.

To donate, you can visit their website here.

CNY Jazz

If you’re a jazz lover or a person passionate about music, consider donating to CNY Jazz this Giving Tuesday.

This year, if you donate $50 or more, you will receive a CNY Jazz Club discount card that includes 10% discounts at their series at Timber Banks and Finger Lakes on Tap, plus $5 off walk-up cabaret and special event admissions!

To donate, you can visit their website or call at 315-479-5299 to buy a card (or cards) and they’ll mail it right out to you.

ARC of Onondaga

Consider donating to the ARC of Onondaga that will help support their programs for people with developmental disabilities.

The Foundation’s donations will help to guarantee that comprehensive services of the highest quality will always be available for future generations.

This year the foundation is partnering with AmazonSmile, so when a person signs up and designates Arc of Onondaga Foundation, Amazon will donate .5% of their purchases to the foundation.

Sign up today on their website.

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