Arkansas Tech University is joining other non-profit organizations from around the world by participating in #GivingTuesday, an annual event designed to raise funds and awareness for entities that make a difference in the communities they serve.
Members of the Arkansas Tech family are encouraged to take part by making a donation to the Arkansas Tech Foundation on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. Gifts will support scholarships, specific programs as designated by the donor and the “University’s Greatest Need,” a category that provides the institution with the most flexibility in meeting the needs of its students.
Founded in 2012, #GivingTuesday has grown to include more than 10,000 organizations worldwide.
“We have a day for giving thanks,” explains the #GivingTuesday website. “We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.”
Arkansas Tech alumni and friends who donate are encouraged to use the #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media to raise awareness among their peers.
Also, Arkansas Tech alumni and friends may download and use Arkansas Tech #GivingTuesday materials as their Facebook profile picture and cover photo and elsewhere on social media as a further means of spreading the word.
“Every gift to the Arkansas Tech Foundation, regardless of amount, makes a difference in the lives of our students,” said Jayne Jones, vice president for development at Arkansas Tech. “By making a gift as part of #GivingTuesday, we observe the spirit of the holiday season and pay forward what Arkansas Tech has meant to us.”