May 5th, 2020 is Giving Tuesday Now a new global day of giving! While the traditional  Giving Tuesday is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and was formed to promote charitable giving, Giving Tuesday Now is in response to the unprecedented needs caused by COVID-19. Giving has the power to connect and unite us, whether offered in celebration or in times of challenge. COVID-19 has proven we are all in this together, and it has offered an opportunity for us to come together as a community.

As our staff continue to provide essential behavioral health treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic, they need the necessary protective supplies to stay healthy. Meanwhile, revenues from our Thrift Shop and Bingo enterprises have ceased due to required closures; the dollars they raised were used to meet unfunded client and program needs. Your donation will go directly toward making up for these shortfalls and providing vital protective products and equipment–keeping both our staff and clients safe.

There are a couple of ways to give your donation: 1) You can go to our Donation page found on our website’s home page, or 2) You can go to our Giving Tuesday Now page at:!/donation/checkout or, 3) You can choose to mail a check to: McAlister Institute, 1400 N. Johnson Avenue, Ste. 101, El Cajon, CA 92020.

Any and all contributions are received with our heart-felt gratitude.

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” ―Winston S. Churchill