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Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts, and everyone has something to give.

This Giving Tuesday, the Cape Chamber encourages you to give local. Below you will find a list of several local charitable and non-profit organizations who are accepting donations this Giving Tuesday.

Local Non-Profits Accepting Giving Tuesday Donations

AMERICAN RED CROSS | 573-576-3737

Mission: The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

How to give: Please support our community by giving towards our Home Fire Financial Assistance Program OR by donating towards our blood drives and supporting our local hospitals.




Mission: To enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential. We run an after school program and a six week summer camp and serve youth in the Cape Girardeau and Scott City areas.

How to give: By visiting and making a contribution



BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA | 573-335-3346

Mission: The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

How to give: By visiting




Mission: The Cape Girardeau Public School Foundation, through the support of community, will provide to the schools additional resources through donations, grants and endowments to enhance the educational opportunities of its students.  It is the mission of the Foundation to provide our students extraordinary opportunities to learn, and to help distinguish Cape Girardeau as the best place to live, learn and work in the state.

How to give: Consider a donation to help one of our many programs such as:  Air Force JROTC  Tiger Lilies  Food Program- Mobiles & Grab & Go Snacks  Clothing Closets  Game Club  Lego League  Cape Central Gridiron  Scholarships  Innovative Teaching Grants  We appreciate any donation to help make an impact in the lives of our students and staff.




Mission: Provide services to the Mental Health consumers in our Community

How to give: Donating to the Community Counseling Center Foundation will enable homeless individuals to get free service.



CPSEMO Paving The Way | 573-651-3747

Mission: As a community partnership for SE Missouri, we maximize resources to develop and develop and deliver and wide range of services that improve the lives of individuals, children, and families, and to build strong neighborhoods and communities.

How to give: In 2019, we participated in our very first #GivingTuesday! #GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. We are so excited to announce that we will be participating in #GivingTuesday again this year!    We will continue to raise money for our new home, located at 40 S. Sprigg St. This new building will be a resource for individuals in need from around the area. To raise this money, we will be selling engraved bricks! The purchased engraved bricks will create a patio to surround our soon-to-be commissioned Homeless Jesus sculpture.    We encourage you to save the date for December 1, 2020, and to join us again this year for #GivingTuesday. As an organization, CPSEMO provides critical programs and services to those in need within our community. We believe in the power of people helping people. To serve our clients to the best of our capabilities, we need a little help too! With your generosity, we will be able to provide essential services such as housing, employment, counseling, mentorship, and so much more to folks in need.    We believe in the power of investing in our community and hope you will join us. Make sure to follow us on social media and subscribe to our monthly newsletter to stay in the loop with all of our updates, including #GivingTuesday announcements! Together, we rise!    Click Now to Be a Part of #GivingTuesday – Donate Now!




Mission: Exhibits and educational events   Current exhibits:    Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit   The Nickell Archive   The work of M. Charles Rhinehart

How to give: By going to our website to donate.



KRCU | 573-651-5070

Mission: To serve the public interest by providing the highest quality public radio programming to Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois.

How to give: Make a gift during our on-air fundraiser to support KRCU's quality public radio programming. We will also have a giveaway of a smart speaker as part of the event.




Mission: Notre Dame Regional High School endeavors to foster and build upon the teaching mission of Jesus Christ. Our mission is to challenge and support students in their spiritual, academic, physical, and emotional development. Notre Dame encourages participation in activities that build character, with an emphasis on respect for self and others.    Notre Dame offers a disciplined environment which fosters excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Centering on the individual, we pledge to promote standards of academic excellence in which gospel values and Catholic Church teachings are integrated in the lives and work of all members of the Notre Dame Regional High School community. Incorporating these ideals, our school motto is “Give us your child and we shall return you an apostle.” It is the vision of the school that students will “Enter to learn and leave to serve.”

How to give: Make a donation to our tuition assistance fund by visiting



OLD TOWN CAPE,INC. | 573-334-8085

Mission: Old Town Cape is a community-driven, nonprofit organization that utilizes the Four-Point Main Street Approach to preserve, promote, revitalize, and enrich the historic, cultural, and economic landscapes of downtown Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Old Town Cape imagines a thriving, diverse downtown that is cultured, historic, and the pulse of the community.

How to give: Donate through our website, become an investor, or sponsor an event!



ONE CITY | 573-382-3100

Mission: To create space and opportunities to unite our city as one through relationships, resources and community development.

How to give: We need financial support for our 2021 programs and budget.   100% tax deductible. Checks made to:  One City   PO Box 1086  Cape Girardeau MO 63701    Or at our website



SAFE HOUSE FOR WOMEN | 573-335-7745

Mission: To provide safe refuge and support services to those affected by domestic abuse and  violence, to provide training and education to increase awareness of and prevention of domestic violence for the community we serve, and to advocate for social change and public policy that protect a person’s right to live free of abuse.

How to give: Go to to donate online, or text SEMOSAFEHOUSE to 44-321 to make a secure donation via text.  Thank you!




Mission: To end hunger and leverage the power of food to build healthy communities

How to give: Donate online or text UnselfieGT to 91999. Then post a selfie on your social media with the hashtag UnselfieSemoFB. Donations are used to purchase food. Buzzi Unicem – Cape Girardeau plant will match all donations received through Giving Tuesday up to $2,500.




Mission: The University Foundation, since its inception in 1983, has furthered the causes and mission of Southeast Missouri State University. The Foundation obtains and manages resources that allow the University to enhance the quality and extend the range of services provided to its students and the region.    The Foundation recognizes special opportunities for the University, and undertakes and supports fundraising activities that provide resources to enable the University to capitalize on these opportunities. The Foundation recognizes donors and provides strength for the continually improving growth, visibility, and excellence of the University.

How to give: Although the Southeast Missouri University Foundation will be celebrating its own Giving Day on March 23, 2021, everyone can help us spread the word on Giving Tuesday.     On Tuesday, March 23, 2021, Southeast Missouri State University will attempt to fund 12 projects in 24 hours. We are counting on your support to make SEMO Giving Day a success. If you can contribute financially, we greatly appreciate your contribution to one or more of the projects. If not, or if you plan to donate and would like to go the extra mile to help, please tell your friends and family about SEMO Giving Day.    While you’re crowded around the dinner table looking for a new conversation topic or suffering through a football game commercial break, use the opportunity to tell your friends and family about what we’re doing and how they can make a difference in the lives of students.    You can also use your personal social media accounts to help us spread the word digitally. Visit to learn more and share the projects.




Mission: United Way of Southeast Missouri invests in programs that support the education, financial stability and health of everyone in our community. Money raised here stays here!

How to give: Text UWSEMO to 26989 or visit or
- P&G will match Giving Tuesday donations!
- Gifts for givers include raffle entry for Family Fun Basket with every $10 donation, and access to virtual cooking class with Chef Gabriel Ruggieri of Gabriel's Food +Wine for $25 donation.
- Round-up your spare change with any purchase anywhere you shop as an easy donation to United Way, you can even set a limit!



Are you a charitable or non-profit organization who would like to be added to this list? Email