It was created by 92nd Street Y, a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around the values of service and giving back. Giving Tuesday connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving.
Giving Tuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local and distant challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners- nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals-to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness. As a global movement, Giving Tuesday unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.
DGH believes in accompaniment and community empowerment. We only work in areas where we have been invited and welcomed by the communities.
We also believe in participatory investigation, which we define as investigating with the communities what their health needs are and then working with them to help meet those needs.
These strongly held beliefs have led to a variety of projects, illustrating that "health" encompasses a lot more than the absence of disease and the availability of medical treatment.
Doctors for Global Health welcomes the support of individuals, organizations, and corporations who share its goals and beliefs. DGH is comprised of current and past international and domestic volunteers, partner community members, and those with an interest in and commitment to the work of the organization.