What is Giving Tuesday? Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement fueled by collaboration and social media. It's celebrated each year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving as a way to incorporate philanthropy into the giving season.

This year, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, volunteers, and partners around the region collected over 4,000 children's books and created 20 Book Nooks (children's book benches) that are being distributed to communities where there is a gap in access to books. Additionally, volunteers decorated approximately 500 bookmarks to be delivered along with the Nooks. Sneak a peek at what we accomplished together!

GT benches


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We blew past our goal of collecting 3,000 children's books. Want to stay involved in where the Book Nooks end up? Check back for stories about the Nooks and their new homes!


United Way is proud to be a part of a network of community partners dedicated to showing the power of Living United. We teamed with Tafts Brewing Company and many other partners throughout the region to collect more than 4,000 children's books for our community.


We could not do this alone. Thank you to the following partners for your support of Giving Tuesday Greater Cincinnati:


Special Thanks To

  • Libraries

  • Bookstores

  • In-Kind and Materials

  • General


Interested in partnering for Giving Tuesday 2019? Contact Emma Crouser at emma.crouser@uwgc.org or 513-762-7242.