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, hopefully on your breaks or lunch hour. Tomorrow, we celebrate generosity on what is known as Giving Tuesday.
Now entering its fifth 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 3rd year participating in #GivingTuesday at Chatfield College. This year, Chatfield students have been hard at work signing Christmas cards that they will hand deliver today, Giving Tuesday, to more than 100 residents of the Laurels of Blanchester, the Continental Manner, the Oak Pavilion and Epic House in Over-the-Rhine.
In turn, we hope to receive 100 gifts on Giving Tuesday, of any amount, to show our students that they are supported in their efforts to achieve a better future. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will match our donation, up to $1,000!
You can help us achieve our goal! Make your gift for #GivingTuesday on our website at www.weshareonline.chatfiled.edu/#GivingTuesday, mail in your gift to Chatfield College at 20918 State Route 251; St. Martin, OH 45118, or call us at 513-875-3344 X 124 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 on our students as they deliver the Christmas cards.