College Mentors for Kids joins the global #GivingTuesday movement: Plans to provide caring college student mentors to 100 kids through #GivingTuesday campaign.
Indianapolis 11/26/2018 – College Mentors for Kids has big plans for #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. On #GivingTuesday, College Mentors will continue its #GiveAMentor campaign, inviting people to pledge their support for mentoring. College Mentors for Kids hopes to support 100 mentoring matches this year through this campaign.
Occurring this year on November 27, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday kicks-off the holiday giving season and inspires people to improve their local communities and give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
Thanks to our generous #GivingTuesday sponsors: Social Legends, NextGear Capital, and The Mike and Sue Smith Fund, the first $6,000 in online gifts made on November 27, 2018, will be matched dollar-for-dollar. There is an additional match of 50 cents per dollar up to $6,000 specifically for the alumni of our program provided by the Mary E. Ober Foundation.
College Mentors for Kids asks the community to join us in pairing mentors with kids who need an extra role model, putting them on the path for success. When kids have someone who believes in them, their whole world changes, and we all benefit from that.
Interested in joining College Mentors for Kids’ #GivingTuesday initiative? Please visit www.collegementors.org/givingtuesday.
College Mentors for Kids also invites people to join this movement by filling out an unselfie flyer (http://collegementors.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Unselfie-options.zip) and posting a photo with the flyer to your social media with #GiveAMentor.
About College Mentors for Kids
College Mentors for Kids’ mission is to transform lives by connecting kids to college students through weekly on-campus activities that inspire growth, confidence, and brighter futures. We bring that mission to life by fostering inspiration to transform lives, education to change attitudes and connections to increase opportunities. Our vision is to help school children look forward sooner and be able to give back later. The organization operates 34 college and university-based chapters in nine states. For more information, please visit www.collegementors.org.
#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give—the 2018 iteration will be held on November 27, 2018. This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners—nonprofits, businesses and corporations as well as families, individuals, and communities—to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday harnesses the power of social media to create a global moment dedicated to giving around the world.