November is the month of giving thanks and giving back. As an organization that is dedicated to giving back to Title 1 Elementary students, we are always thrilled to take part in movements that help shine a light on nonprofits. #GivingTuesday is a growing social campaign that takes place every year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. While the Thanksgiving holiday is also known for shopping and getting deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday — #GivingTuesday shortly after is the day for giving back. This day was created to raise awareness and funds for nonprofits that make a difference in their communities. As we enter the holiday season, we encourage you to get into the spirit of giving by donating to your favorite nonprofit.
If you would like to participate in #GivingTuesday, Austin YES is a proud participating organization. Your donation to Austin YES helps provide students with school supply kits containing the basic supplies they need to succeed during the academic school year. Also, with your donation, you will receive quarterly updates about our programs, the opportunity to participate in our hands-on distribution of school supplies and recognition of your support.
Every act of generosity counts and each means even more when we give together. To participate in #GivingTuesday and give back to students in your city, you can donate directly to Austin YES here.