November 29 is #GivingTuesday!


What is #GivingTuesday?

#GivingTuesday is a day dedicated to celebrating local nonprofits and organizations while encouraging philanthropy all over the world. On November 29, 2016, Des Moines Metro Opera (DMMO) will kick-off the holiday giving season with this global event held on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. #GivingTuesday coincides with the wildly popular Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping events and aims to inspire communities to collaborate and give back to the charities and causes they support.

Last year, more than 45,000 organizations in 71 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday and raised nearly $117 million online in the US. Since its launch in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world and has transformed how people think about, discuss and participate in the giving season. Please consider a donation to Des Moines Metro Opera and join the movement today!

Your participation with Des Moines Metro Opera on #GivingTuesday will help us continue to serve Des Moines and the Midwest with world-class opera and vital educational programming. This is only possible through the generous donations of individuals and organizations dedicated to supporting the thriving arts scene here in the Des Moines area.

If you are unable to make a monetary donation, there are many ways to be involved with Des Moines Metro Opera and #GivingTuesday!

  • Help spread the word about #GivingTuesday and celebrate this day of philanthropy with your friends and family!
  • Use the hashtag #GivingTuesday to talk about DMMO and other organizations and causes you support.
  • Get your workplace, nonprofits and small businesses involved in #GivingTuesday by signing up as a partner at

Interested in celebrating #GivingTuesday on November 29, 2016 with your community? Be sure to visit for more information or follow @GivingTues on social media. Also, keep your eyes on Des Moines Metro Opera’s Facebook (@DesMoinesMetroOpera) and Twitter (@DesMoinesOpera) for updates on how you can participate and celebrate this transformative day of philanthropy.

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