GivingTuesday is a worldwide day of giving that is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. Since its inception in 2012, GivingTuesday has given people the opportunity to make generous gifts to causes they care about, which has culminated in billions of dollars being contributed to nonprofit organizations around the world. In 2022, donors gave more than $3.1 billion to causes in the US alone.
This year, we are excited to once again take part in this global day of generosity. Today, we have set a fundraising goal of $10,000 to help support the AMA's programs such as scholarships, the National Model Aviation Museum, the Flying Site Improvement Grant, the Take off And Grow Grant, building the Foundation's endowment to help secure the future of model aviation, and so much more.
To help us celebrate this day and make it as successful as possible, we have several surprises and fun plans in store.
Starting right now, at 2 p.m., the first 13 people to give $25 or more will receive a free AMA Foundation fleece blanket!
The previous incentive, the first 25 people to give $25 or more will receive a free AMA Foundation hat, will resume once all blankets have been given out!
To make an even bigger impact with your gift on this day of generosity, choose the 'Give Monthly' option when donating and join our Torchbearer program! New Torchbearers receive a special welcome kit that is only for monthly donors: a Torchbearer magnet frame, a Torchbearer ceramic campfire mug, special digital content delivered to your inbox each month, and for a limited time, a mini campfire mug ornament!
Also, every time another $2,000 is raised throughout the day, someone on staff at AMA Headquarters will be pied in the face and we will be livestreaming it on the AMA's Facebook page! Make sure you are following our Facebook page so you can see when it happens! Don't worry though, if you are unable to watch the live feed, you can find the videos here on our GivingTuesday page!
If you find yourself feeling thankful for this hobby and all of the memories and experiences it has afforded you, we encourage you to look into our different giving options and leave a gift that will Fuel Your Passion and leave a lasting legacy on model aviation.
Thank you to every donor who has given today!
*Denotes Foundation Hat Recipient
~Denotes Foundation Fleece Blanket Recipient