#GivingTuesday: It’s Time to GIVE!

We’ve been posting about it for weeks and the day is finally here. On Tuesday, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

Few places embrace the spirit of giving like Hamilton County. In fact, last year Chattanooga was ranked among the top 15 most generous cities in America on Giving Tuesday, with nearly $500,000 raised for Chattanooga’s nonprofit community in one day.

This year, CHAgives is hoping to raise $750,000 for 200 participating nonprofits from your individual contributions and supporting efforts from 400 community partners. The day is designed around small acts of kindness and no gift is too small to make a big impact.

Let us know how you’re giving on Tuesday by tagging us on Facebook and Twitter and using the hashtags #GivingTuesday and #CHAgives.

Here are just a few of the Chattanooga 2.0 coalition members and supporters who are asking for your support this Giving Tuesday. Let us know how you’re giving on Tuesday by tagging us on Facebook and Twitter and using the hashtags #GivingTuesday and #CHAgives.


Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer

The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer’s mission is to erase the effects of pediatric cancer and optimize each child’s quality of life through essential specialized intervention beginning at the time of diagnoses and continuing throughout survivorship. Donate >


Bridge Scholars of Chattanooga

Bridge Scholars of Chattanooga is a grassroots not-for-profit formed to develop and implement academic programs that prepare underrepresented students for academic success and leadership roles in the community. Donate >



Causeway supports, incubates and helps to launch early-stage community-based projects with our city’s growing pool of social entrepreneurs. Donate >


Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy

The Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy is a single gender, small learning community for girls in grades 6-12. The college preparation curriculum is centered on Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). CGLA offers girls an accelerated and integrated remediation approach that is intended to move them to proficient and advanced levels within core academic subjects. Donate >


Chambliss Center for Children

The purpose of the Chambliss Center for Children is to preserve family unity and to help prevent the dependency, neglect, abuse and delinquency of children by responding to the community’s childcare needs. Donate >


Chattanooga State Foundation’s Focus on Completion Endowment Fund for Professional Development and Student Success

The key elements of Chattanooga State’s Focus on Completion are evidence-based and proven to be effective at helping students stay in school and graduate. This first-ever opportunity for Chattanooga State Community College offers a one-to-one match to double your gift thanks to the competitive Strengthening Institutions Program grant the college received! Your gift is extremely important, because it will help us get more of our students across the graduation stage and into careers. Donate >


Chattanooga Autism Center

Your donation will have an enormous impact on many hundreds of individuals of all ages and their families IN THE GREATER CHATTANOOGA REGION! Your funds go to support autism programs created by advocates, parent volunteers, and adults with autism at the Chattanooga Autism Center. Donate to the Chattanooga Autism Center and your donation will be matched (up to $1,000). Donate >


Chattanooga Zoo

The Chattanooga Zoo is a non-profit organization and relies on community support to flourish and grow. Support received from the community allows the Zoo to provide excellent animal care, improve facilities, and educate thousands of children each year. Donate >


Children’s Advocacy Center

The Children’s Advocacy Center was established as a private, non-profit agency in 1991 to provide a safe and caring environment for hurting children to receive the services they need in one comprehensive facility. We help victims become children again and lead normal, healthy, productive lives, thereby breaking the cycle of abuse.  Donate >


Creative Discovery Museum

Creative Discovery Museum is more than just a fun day for our children. The programs inside and outside of the Museum provide long-lasting impacts that help shape a child’s future. Donate >


First Things First

First Things First is a non-profit organization that provides healthy relationship skills through classes, events and multimedia outlets. We aim to be a community resource for the Chattanooga area by providing the most up-to-date research, content and educational experiences to all. Donate >


Hamilton County PTAs

The Hamilton County Council of PTAs is a nonprofit organization that coordinates county-wide PTA programs and services for local PTAs in Hamilton County public schools. Donate >


Helen Ross McNabb Center

Approximately, one in four individuals will experience a mental health need this year. These individuals are our neighbors, co-workers, friends and family members. Help your “one-in-four” today by getting involved with the Helen Ross McNabb Center. Donate >


La Paz

La Paz Chattanooga is the leading Hispanic and Latino organization in Southeast Tennessee. We build community, develop leaders, and strive to be a positive contribution to the growth and development of the Chattanooga region. Donate >


Normal Park Museum Magnet

SPARK represents you, your children and our teachers, teams, and community united to maintain the academic excellence for all Normal Park Students. Donate >


Northside Neighborhood House

The Northside Neighborhood House promotes the independence of residents north of the river in Chattanooga by providing a hand up through education and assistance. Donate >


Public Education Foundation

At PEF, we believe there’s nothing more important to our community’s future than strengthening our public schools. We’re an independent, nonprofit, community-based organization that, for almost twenty‐five years, has provided training, research and resources to teachers, principals and schools in Hamilton County and surrounding areas. When you give to PEF, our work becomes your work. You become our partner. And you make a difference in students’ lives. Donate >


Read 20

READ 20 is a public-private partnership whose mission is to create a community of readers by promoting the importance of reading with children at least 20 minutes a day or more. Read 20 aims to cultivate a love of reading through building knowledge, shaping attitudes and influencing Hamilton County’s parents, early childhood professionals, community members, and child care providers of the importance of reading to result in their reading with children for at least 20 minutes a day or more. Donate >


Signal Centers

Your generous support helps us continue to achieve our mission of strengthening children, adults and families through services focusing on disabilities, early childhood education and self-sufficiency. Signal Centers needs your support to realize our vision of a community that fosters lifelong independence for children, adults and families. Donate >


Siskin Children’s Institute

Siskin Children’s Institute works to improve the quality of life for children with special needs and their families. Located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Siskin Children’s Institute achieves its mission through education, pediatric healthcare services, home & community-based programs and outreach services in the field of developmental disabilities. Donate >


Speech & Hearing Center

The Speech & Hearing Center strives to ensure that all individuals with speech or hearing impairments have access to the services and equipment they need, regardless of their ability to fully afford services. We provide screenings for early identification when appropriate for children 0-5 years old and we offer a sliding fee scale for those who income-qualify, and work with several national and local programs to assist low-income individuals with hearing aid purchase. Donate >


The Passage

Here at The Passage, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world of education a friendly place for parents and their students. We saw a decrease in reading scores and an issue with transportation so we bought a bus. We turned this bus into a classroom for the community to help empower families. Donate >


Tennessee Aquarium

The mission of the Tennessee Aquarium is to connect people with nature and empower them to make informed decisions about water and wildlife. We celebrate the rich biodiversity of the Southeast through our exhibits and are actively engaged in preserving and restoring that biodiversity through our work in the field. Donate >


United Way

As Chattanooga’s Backbone of community change, we bridge the gap between people and resources, and help people connect their passion to purpose.  We ignite social change through a powerful network of partners, donors and volunteers who share a common passion: making our community a better place for all. Donate >


Urban League

The mission of the Urban League is to enable African-Americans and other disadvantaged persons to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights. Donate >


University of Chattanooga Foundation, Inc.

The mission of the University of Chattanooga Foundation is to provide resources that support distinctive programs and promote bold initiatives that enrich the educational experience at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Donate >


YMCA’s Mobile Fit Program

The YMCA’s Mobile Fit program attracts as many as 1000 kids to public parks throughout Southeast Tennessee and in our largest urban neighborhoods.  After a healthy breakfast or lunch six days a week the kids play games that promotes continuous moderate to vigorous activity and the Y Readers program.  The YMCA Mobile Fit: Food and Fun program serves at risk youth in over 110 sites to over 34,000 youth during after school and the summer when kids are out of school.  Donate >


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