Giving Tuesday and Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) to support their mission of Islamic relation in the United States.

November 29th, 2022 is the national holiday Giving Tuesday. The purpose of this holiday is to encourage people to give back in whatever ways they can and promote the concept of “Radical Generosity.” This helps non-profits like CAIR-Chicago raise more money for their mission then they would on a normal day. 

According to Whole Whale, an estimated $3.2 million will be raised this year. The impact of Giving Tuesday has made it worldwide, though it started in the United States. CAIR-Chicago plans to be part of that estimate.

CAIR-Chicago is dedicated to Muslim civil rights and is the nations largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy group. They are dedicated to normalizing the image of Muslime in America by defending civil rights, fighting bigotry, and promoting tolerance. They make an impact through pro-bono work. 

It will make a difference by helping CAIR-Chicago reach their goal for donations this year. We are trying to bring more awareness and attention to the organization. 

CAIR-Chicago is looking to partner small businesses and small organizations focusing on islamic relations. We want to create many events and experiences to support our community.

There are many ways to support CAIR-Chicago. You can volunteer with the Chicago volunteer activist teams, Intern at CAIR-Chicago, work with CAIR-Chicago, donate, and subscribe to the newsletter. Volunteering allows us to look into untapped talent, that is cost-effective and offers a rewarding experience. Interning at CAIR-Chicago gives an opportunity for college-students to look into civil rights work. 

Donating with CAIR-Chicago is fairly easy and you have multiple options. Donations are IRS approved 501(c)(3), a non-profit, which is 100% tax-deductible and Zakat eligible. On the website, you can choose between one time or monthly donation at your desired rate. You can also donate a day, at your desired rate. In the modern currency of Crypto and Stocks, you can also donate. 

Other ways to donate surround employer match donation, donating your car, amazon smile, and facebook fundraising. 

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Giana Aguilar-Valencia is a junior at DePaul University, where she is studying Computer Science and Journalism with a minor in Public Law/Public Thought. She was born in Hackensack, NJ and raised in Orlando, FL. She transferred to DePaul University in the Fall 2022 quarter. After graduating she plans on obtaining a master's degree in data science and attending law school to become a lawyer. Giana discovered CAIR-Chicago in an interview she did with Sufyan Sohel in a story she wrote for The DePaulia. She joined CAIR to learn more about the systems of oppression affecting underserved and underrepresented communities, and to make a difference. Her future profession surrounds technology, communications, government, and plans on running for public office. Giana was born to Colombian immigrants. She is also a Grace Hopper Scholar. For fun, she reads, writes, codes, travels, dances, and works on her podcast called Not To Your Standards on Spotify.