Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

We invite you to attend a Sip, Supper, & Starfish event at a participating city on Giving Tuesday!


How You Can Get Involved!

This year, we hope to grow our impact with Giving Tuesday by gaining new friends of Starfish, and raising even more funds. We have an exciting incentive for you to come to a Starfish Giving Tuesday event, and to bring your friends with you: For every Sip, Supper, & Starfish attendee (up to at least the first 180 attendees), $10 will be donated to Starfish!

Questions? Contact Beth Mayr and Jenn Zocco at

Sip, Supper, & Starfish Event in March 2019

If you live near Brighton, Massachusetts, USA, join us at a Sip, Supper, & Starfish fundraising/“friendraising” event on Tuesday, March 19, 2019!


Stay tuned for updates on Giving Tuesday 2019!

What is Giving Tuesday?

You know of the days that are retail promotions centered around Thanksgiving in the U.S.: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday is part of this trend! Many nonprofits are participating in a movement to make the Tuesday after Thanksgiving a day to give back, after all that sale shopping.

How Is Starfish Involved?

Each year, people passionate about Starfish volunteer their time by hosting an event to help raise money for our scholars! We also have gained many great friends and volunteers from these events.

  • 2014: 10 events in the U.S., raising $4,158.94

  • 2015: 7 events in the U.S., raising $2,013

  • 2016: 9 events in the U.S., plus online donations, raising over $9,000

  • 2017: 3 events in the U.S., plus online donations, plus matching from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

  • 2018: 8 events in the U.S., Italy, and Ecuador, plus online donations, raising $5,546

Last Year’s (2018) Giving Tuesday Sites

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Red Hook, New York, USA
Reggio Calabria, Italy
South Windsor, Connecticut, USA
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Facebook Event for Online Donations