#MSGivingForGood is a social enterprise initiative of Thrive South. This means we are paid to provide a service that meets a need, and this revenue provides an income to support a social cause. Thrive South is a consulting company offering two services. With one service, #MSGivingForGood, we publicize the great work of charities, their successes, and their services. We help small businesses create giving programs that fit with their values and we offer paid sponsorships that offer recognition in #MSGivingForGood publications, social media, and events, which have broad reach through distribution across our charities and partners.
#MSGivingForGood helps communities work together to improve the quality of life for everyone. It provides coordination, communication, and capacity building. It promotes generosity, collaboration, and awareness for individuals, businesses, families, and charities to bring the community pulling together for one cause: an equitable, high quality of life in our state.
In addition to the awareness that #MSGivingForGood provides to our charity partners, we also support two giving days that benefit participating charities. These giving days create opportunities for local charities to share about their programs and high-visibility recognition for business partners. These days are designed to bring families and individuals together to learn about valuable services, volunteer opportunities, and ways to give back.
The most well known giving day is #GivingTuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving each year. In 2019, supporters nationwide raised over $511 million for charities on that day, up from $380 million last year. In addition to hosting the 2020 #GivingTuesday event in the Metro Jackson area, Thrive South will also host a summer #GivingDay in July, details to be announced.
Charities or sponsors interested in learning more can complete the appropriate form below or visit the dedicated #MSGivingForGood website.