Why #givingTuesday?


As a reminder that the Holiday Season is about Giving Back, #GivingTuesday was started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, the whole world is encouraged to give. This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners — charities, families, businesses, and individuals — to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season.


Last #GivingTuesday, we raised over $44,000 for the kids!  We appreciate our volunteers, partners, and supporters who help make our program possible.


  • Follow College Mentors on Twitter and like us on Facebook to share our #GivingTuesday posts!
  • Send us the reasons that you support College Mentors along with a photo!
  • Fill out a flier to tell us how mentoring transforms lives and post a photo of you holding it on social media on #GivingTuesday
  • Host a fundraiser on Facebook to help us raise money on #GivingTuesday.
  • Become a #GivingTuesday advocate to help us take #GivingTuesday to the next level!
    • Alumni can contact Erin Cosler for more information.
    • Non-alumni can contact Miranda Reuter for more information.
    • Download your toolkit with suggestions for posts on social media as well as graphics that you can use.
  • Make your #GivingTuesday donation!