On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, participants from around the word participated in #GivingTuesday. Charities, businesses, community centers, families, and students, came together for the common purpose to give thanks. A preliminary estimate of donations tallied from various platforms showed that $45.7 million was given this year.
2014 marked the second year for the Tom Joyner Foundation to partner with the initiative. Due to the efforts of supporters, $758.10 was raised to continue the Foundation’s efforts of keeping Scholars in School. Even though #GivingTuesday has passed, you can still join in the giving season by showing your support here: 100% of your donation will go to the HBCU* of your choice.
*make sure to specify your HBCU designation
About Giving Tuesday
#GivingTuesday was founded as a global day dedicated to giving back with one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and give. Founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, along with a team of influencers and founding partners, over 10,000 organizations worldwide have become engaged in the global movement.