TI’s annual “Giving Tuesday” volunteer event will be a bit different this year because of the ongoing public health crisis. Instead of our tradition of North Texas TIers and retirees delivering meals to the elderly and homebound in Dallas and Collin counties, we will offer a menu of virtual volunteer options across nonprofit partners that serve the most at risk – the elderly, the homebound, those who are suffering from hunger, families who are experiencing economic hardships, and LGBTQ youth.
We will also honor teachers – everyday superheroes who are doing everything they can to ensure kids are learning, even in difficult environments. And instead of only one day of service, we will extend it to a full Week of Impact – Nov. 30-Dec. 4.
What isn’t changing, however, is our volunteer mission to build strong communities. In fact, the philanthropic spirit of TIers and TI retirees is needed now more than ever − COVID-19 has exacerbated long-standing disparities among our most marginalized neighbors in North Texas, for whom hunger, job loss, mental health issues, and lack of health care are now magnified.
North Texas Week of Impact opportunities
Make wellness phone calls to the elderly and homebound:
- Visiting Nurses Association:
Help reduce hunger through a virtual food drive by fulfilling an online list of needs:
- North Texas Food Bank:
Thank a hero – teachers – through notes of appreciation that will be attached to bottles of hand sanitizer for their classrooms:
- United to Learn:
- Purchase hand soap and/or sanitizer– add holiday tag that reads “Hands-down best teacher”
- Include a letter of appreciation for overcoming 2020 challenges
- Contactless drop off between Nov. 30 – Dec. 4 outside of Texins on TI’s North Campus
- OR ship your gift directly to: Jerry Junkins Elementary School, 2808 Running Duke Dr, Carrollton, TX 75006
- Be sure to indicate it is from TI
Provide wellness kits for LGBTQ youth and send letters of encouragement to counseling staff:
- Resource Center:
- Purchase items that promote mental health – suggested items linked HERE
- Place all items in a container, i.e. a backpack, bag, etc.
- Include a letter of encouragement for overcoming struggles in 2020
- Contactless drop off between Nov 30 – Dec 4 at Texins facility
- OR ship your gift directly to: Resource Center, Youth First 5750 Cedar Springs Rd. Dallas TX 75235
- Be sure to indicate it is from TIAA
- Legacy Counseling:
- Provide letter of encouragement to staff members during this challenging time.
- Address your letter to Melissa Grove at 6811 Hawks Nest Ct., Dallas, TX 75227
- Be sure to indicate you are from TIAA on the envelope!
Fulfill holiday wish lists for children and their families through a virtual “Angel Tree”
- Salvation Army Angel Tree:
Adopt your angel using the link HERE
- Select and confirm your Angel
- You will be sent a confirmation email where you will be able to access your angel's information any time
- Purchase your gifts leading up to TI's Week of Impact
- Place your gifts in a plastic bag and include your angel's tag on the outside
- Drop off your gifts at one of the contactless drop-off locations between Nov. 30 -Dec. 5
- Catch up and Read: Last year, more than 700 TIers and TI retirees volunteered on Giving Tuesday. Let’s double that number during our Week of Impact to reach thousands who need the gifts of our time and resources through donations, fulfilling wish lists, making wellness check phone calls, and sending notes of encouragement.
The TI Foundation will match your donations to the nonprofit of your choice. Log in here to double donations of $25 or more and to match time spent volunteering.