What is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday brings charities, families, businesses, and people from around the shore together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity. Giving Tuesday is an online giving event that provides nonprofits the opportunity to inspire the community. Celebrate the holiday season with generosity by visiting our one-stop donation shop online and give to your favorite area nonprofits all in one convenient place.  Join us on Nov. 27th as we support  nonprofits in Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset Counties.

Q. Who can donate?
‚ÄčA. Anyone can donate! You may use your credit card or electronic check to give through the donation website.

Q. Are gifts tax-deductible?
A. All donations are tax deductible and irrevocable and will be for the unrestricted use of your chosen charity.

Q. Do donors receive a tax receipt from the nonprofit?
A. Donors will receive an electronic receipt for their gift via email.

Q. Is there a minimum gift?
A. There is a minimum gift of $10.00.

Q. Is there a maximum gift?
A. There is no maximum gift!

Q. Are there fees for processing donations?
A. Yes, there is a 2.5% transaction processing fee for all donations given through the website however, donors can choose to cover these fees in order to allow nonprofits to receive more charitable dollars.

Q. Can I give to multiple organizations?
A. Yes! Simply build a shopping cart with multiple donations. When you check out your order will be totaled up and your gifts will be distributed as you designated.

Q. Can I schedule reoccurring donations to my favorite nonprofits?
A. Unfortunately, we do not offer reoccurring donation features at this time. We encourage you to visit your favorite nonprofit's website to learn more about their own gift acceptance policies. 

Q. Are there any incentives for participating nonprofits?
A. Yes! Thanks to our generous sponsors, there are $10,000 of Giving Tuesday incentive prizes up for grabs this year! This prize money is granted above and beyond fundraising dollars.

Q. Who do I reach out to if I need technical assistance to make my scheduled donation?
A. Please contact Lauren Zarin, Program Administrator at CFES at lzarin@cfes.org or phone our office at 410-742-9911.  Please note - we are closed in observance of Thanksgiving on November 22 and 23th. 

Q. Who do I reach out to for donation assistance during November 27th, Giving Tuesday?
A. Please contact Sharon Dickson, Finance Director at CFES at sdickson@cfes.org or phone our office at 410-742-9911.  Our staff is also accessible by this email address after 4 p.m. on November 27th, Giving Tuesday.