After Thanksgiving, many of you fought the long lines and did some early Christmas shopping on Black Friday. Many more of you shopped on Small Business Saturday, which helps our small local businesses. Today, some of you are probably making purchases on Cyber Monday on your breaks or lunch hour. Tomorrow, we celebrate generosity on what is known as Giving Tuesday.
Now entering its sixth year, Giving Tuesday is an international day of giving back and kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, Giving Tuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy. It connects diverse groups of individuals, communities, and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving.
This will be our 4th year participating in #GivingTuesday at Chatfield College. This year, Chatfield students have been hard at work serving their fellow students and in their communities. Chatfield Student Service Club (CSSC) has completed several different projects this year like gathering hurricane relief supplies for Matthew 25 Ministries, donating their fall festival proceeds to buy toys for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and supporting needy families through the Christmas season. In fact, in honor of Giving Tuesday, the groups at both campuses plan to give back by serving at the Freestore Foodbank in Cincinnati and Hope Emergency in Brown County.
In turn, we hope to receive monetary gifts on Giving Tuesday, of any amount, to show our students that they are supported in their efforts of serving others and achieving a better future for themselves and their families.
We are excited to say we are also eligible for the gift match on facebook. Thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, every gift given through our facebook page tomorrow beginning at 8:00am will be matched up to $2,000!
You can help us achieve our goal! Make your gift for #GivingTuesday on Chatfield’s facebook page, our website at chatfield.weshareonline.org/GivingTuesday2017, mail in your gift to Chatfield College at 20918 State Route 251; St. Martin, OH 45118, or call us at 513-875-3344 X 130 to make your pledge or payment.
Every gift matters to our students. Please share this with all of your friends and family, so that we can spread the word concerning our campaign, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, as we will be making periodic updates as we near our goal.