What is Giving Tuesday?

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving, fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.  Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

GivingTuesday 2020 is on Tuesday, December 1st








Share your #GivingTuesday success

Submit your results so we can learn how we did across the nation!

How to participate in the ERA community

As part of our ERA Cares Across Communities program, we will be participating in this day of giving for the third year in a row! Help us make our dream of continuous service to communities even bigger by uniting globally, as TeamERA.

Option 1

Support Toys for Tots by hosting a toy drive during the holiday season. Collect new and unwrapped toys for the less fortunate children within your local community.

Option 2

Support your own local or national charity, and please be sure to share with us which organization you’re supporting, your goals and your achievements.

Hold it up

Download and hold up these signs, snap a photo, and upload to Twitter or Instagram using hashtag #GivingTuesdayERA and #ToysforTots

Frame it up

Share your support this season by using our custom Facebook Frame with your profile photo. Click below to preview the frame, adjust your photo, and select ‘Use as Profile Picture.’

Steps to participate

1. Find Your Local Campaign

2. Download the Broker Kit  

3. Keep Track!

Keep track of the following at your location:

✅ Numbers of toys donated

✅ Number of volunteers

✅ Volunteer hours

Frequently asked questions

What is Giving Tuesday?

Fueled by the power of social media and collaboration, GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. On the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Please join us and do something that will make a difference in your local community.

Am I Able to Participate in My Own Charity?

Yes, but please be sure to share with us how you are participating by filling in the form above.

How is ERA Participating?

ERA is supporting Toys for Tots by hosting toy drives during the holiday season. We will be collecting new and unwrapped toys for less fortunate children within our local communities.

How Can My Business Become a Toy Drop-off Location?

Step 1: Click the button under ‘Find Your Local Campaign’

Step 2: Select your state

Step 3: Select your city or county. All information regarding your local campaign will appear

Make sure to follow your local and state safety guidelines.

How Can I Make a Cash Donation to Toys for Tots?

1. To donate nationally by credit card, click here

2. To donate locally by credit card, click here

3. To donate by check, mail your check to:

Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
18251 Quantico Gateway Drive
Triangle, VA 22172

Make check payable to: Marine Toys for Tots Foundation

Where Do The Toys Go?

Over the years, Marines have established close working relationships within their local communities, to identify children in need. They play an important role in the coordination of the distribution of toys.

After your toy drive has ended (mid to late December), local campaign coordinators will pick up the toys and store them in central warehouses where the toys are sorted by age and gender.

Coordinators, with the assistance of local community agencies, distribute the toys to the less fortunate children of the community.

What Age Groups does Toys for Tots Support?

Most local campaigns are able to support children up to age 12. Please check with your local campaign on specific age limits.

What Toys/Gifts are Accepted for Donation?

ACCEPTED: Any new and unwrapped toy.


1. Realistic looking weapons

2. Gifts with food included


When Do Toy Donations Need to be Dropped Off at Local Site Locations for Toy Distribution?

Contact your local toy collection campaign for final drop-off date as well as drop-off information (hours, location, directions, etc.)

How Can I Share on Social?

Please use our social guide on eragives.com

Are There Marketing Materials to Support This?

Please use our broker kit on eragives.com

Who is Responsible for Counting Donations?

To be able to track measures of Giving Tuesday, please keep track of all donations. Once your count is complete, stay tuned for further details on how to submit your results to ERA corporate.

We will be looking for the following information:

1. Numbers of toys donated

2. Number of volunteers

3. Volunteer hours

How Do I Obtain Boxes for My Toy Collection?

Please work with your local campaign on coordination of boxes.

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