When military spouses Jessica Manfre, Samantha Gomolka, Maria Reed and Stacy Bilodeau started GivingTuesdayMilitary, they never expected it to generate so much buzz so fast. Only once year since its inception, military spouses and people who support the military have left a large imprint on the hearts of many each GivingTuesday.
Created in 2012, the day seeks to be a “global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world,” a statement on their website says. GivingTuesdayMilitary has the same goals in mind.
“GivingTuesdayMilitary started as a way for us to collectively work together to build a kinder word. One of our other founders, Samantha Gomolka said it best in those early days, ‘We want to create a world our children already believe exists,’” Manfre said.
This year, the GivingTuesdayMilitary crew was armed and ready with gifts of kindness for their local and global communities. Here are some of the amazing acts of generosity performed on Dec. 1, 2020.