How to Help CUCS This #GivingTuesday (and Beyond!)
November 22, 2019

The season of giving is here! #GivingTuesday is a global movement to support causes and celebrate the power to make an impact in your community—and it’s coming up on December 3rd. Here are some great ways that you can help CUCS build brighter futures on this day of generosity.

Make a donation.

One of the simplest and most effective ways to make a difference is with a donation towards our life-saving work. Make your impact today!

Give holiday toys to the kids in our housing programs with our Amazon wishlist.

Make a kid’s holiday dreams come true! We have a whole Amazon wishlist of toys and gifts for the kids in our supportive housing programs. All you have to do is shop from the list and select “CUCS Registry Address” at checkout—your donation will ship right to us. We need all deliveries by Friday, December 20.

Add a donation sticker to your Instagram stories.

Instagram’s new donation sticker function is an awesome way for you to help us spread the word about CUCS. Here’s an easy guide for how to add a donation sticker to your Insta story using our handle: @cucs_nyc. Tell your followers why you support our work, and be sure to tag us!

Join The Luminaries by setting up a monthly donation.

Just $10 a month can change a life! The Luminaries are a special group of supporters who invest monthly to sustain CUCS’s programs that provide housing, health and social services to over 50,000 individuals and families each year. Take this opportunity to set up your own monthly donation.

Shop for your holiday gifts from the CUCShop.

Speaking of holiday shopping, we know you have plenty of people on your list this year. We have some wonderful items on our CUCShop that will make the perfect holiday gifts. Whoever you’re shopping for will feel a little extra love knowing that their present went towards helping people exit homelessness, rise from poverty, and be healthy.

Send your hotel toiletries for our street outreach and transitional housing programs.

Those little toiletries you get for free in your hotel room are perfect for the welcome kits we distribute to people in our street outreach and transitional housing programs. When you’re traveling this holiday season, make a difference with the unused products from your hotel stay. Simply ship them to us at CUCS ATTN: Toiletry Drive, 198 E. 121st Street, New York, NY 10035.

Start a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign.

Rally your friends and family to join in your goal to help fight homelessness and poverty! With only a few clicks, you can set up your very own fundraiser to benefit CUCS. Get started here!