Where Volunteers Make a Difference

#Giving Tuesday donations to RSVP will be matched (up to $5,000), thanks to a pledge from generous RSVP supporters.  #Giving Tuesday is an international philanthropic effort celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (November 27), following the shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Entering its seventh year, #Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity worldwide.  It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities; give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in; and help create a better world.

Last year, RSVP of Dane County was able to raise over $11,000 to support our programs in the community:  providing rides to medical appointments for seniors and Veterans, tutoring in schools, providing quilts and knitted items, supporting food pantries and other community needs.

Follow RSVP on Facebook

Leading up to #Giving Tuesday, our Facebook page (RSVP of Dane County) will feature stories of our volunteers.  We invite you to "like" our page to learn more about RSVP - the opportunities we offer and the wonderful work our volunteers do in the community.

How to Donate

We are very fortunate to have generous supporters this year that will match your donation dollar for dollar up to $5,000.  Your $10 gift becomes $20; your $25 gift becomes $50; or your $100 gift becomes $200.  You may make your donation anytime between now and November 27.  To qualify for the match, please indicate it is a #Giving Tuesday donation.

To make a #Giving Tuesday donation online, click on the Donate page link in the directory above.

  • At the Donate page, click on the Donate Online button on the right side.
  • You may choose to donate by PayPal or credit card.
  • In the "Add special instruction to the seller" box, please type "This is a #Giving Tuesday donation."

You may also donate by check (made out to RSVP of Dane County, Inc.).  In the memo line, please write "#Giving Tuesday."  Thank you for your support of RSVP.

Volunteers Tell Us

Provides Structure to My Days
“Volunteering has put me in touch with people I would not have normally met. Introduced me to others from different cultural backgrounds. Helped provide structure to my days.”
- RSVP Volunteer