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GOAL: 100 Donations of $125 or more to reach full grant match
126 of 100!

What is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

How You Can Help


GIVE  Donations of $125 made now through Giving Tuesday will be matched by The Coleman Foundation!
COLLECT – donations of cash and checks and drop off to GCS’s State Road Program using our Fundraiser Donation Form or encourage donors to give on our website (Donors can enter your name in the In Honor of box) OR get fancy and create your own GCS Fundraising Page to share with your social media contacts!

Want some direction on how to make your own Fundraising Page? Here’s a video that will walk you through the process.


Like our Facebook Page, Follow us on Twitter & Instagram


Throughout the month leading up to Giving Tuesday, GCS will post awesome pictures and videos of the people we support saying why they love GCS! Please like, share (retweet) these posts with your friends & family.

You can also make your own I Love GCS Because… post! Just email your video or photo w/sign to Anne and she will create your frame, share it to GCS’ Facebook & return it for you to share with your contacts on email, Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.


If you’d like to add a I Love GCS overlay to your Social Media photo, email your photo to Anne and she will create your frame, and return it for you to upload as your photo on your social media accounts.


Do you know a business who may be interested in sharing our social media posts, putting our info on their marquee, and/or donating a portion of their Giving Tuesday sales to GCS? Contact us with their information and we’ll get in touch!



Businesses can become a Giving Tuesday Partner by sharing GCS support on their signage for Giving Tuesday, liking and sharing our social media posts, or donating a portion of their Giving Tuesday sales to Garden Center  to help us maximize our funding match. Posters and flyers to hand out to patrons for their participation are available. Please click here to complete the form.

Giving Tuesday Partners

Be sure to visit these great businesses on GIVING TUESDAY who will be donating a percentage of their Giving Tuesday sales to Garden Center!

Be sure to show some love to these great businesses who are supporting Garden Center’s Giving Tuesday efforts through a donation to GCS and getting the word out to their customers in other ways.

More Questions?


Join Garden Center in making a difference in the lives of Chicago-area adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by becoming a Garden Center Giving Tuesday Business Collaborator


Giving Tuesday Partner

● Donate a % of your sales from Tuesday, November 29th to Garden Center

● Make a donation of $500 or more to Garden Center 

Giving Tuesday Ambassador

● Participate by sharing GCS social media posts with your followers and/or share info on your business marque

Your support makes it possible for GCS to create exceptional programs and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Thank You!


I'm ready to be a Garden Center
Giving Tuesday Business Collaborator!

Please complete the information below so we can properly recognize your business in our newsletter, social media posts & get necessary materials to you. Thank you!

If you want to partner by donating $500 or more, please click the button above, otherwise complete the form below