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On December 2nd, we celebrate Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving back and celebrating generosity. The tradition was started 4 years ago by 92nd Street Y, a New York City organization that values community service. Thanks to collaboration among many partners and the power of social media, Giving Tuesday quickly grew globally. Today, Giving Tuesday donations have grown 470% since 2012.
Givology is honoring the day with its Fully Funded in 2015 Campaign, an initiative to fully fund priority projects and students for key partners including [url=https://www.givology.org/~ecaracol/]Escuela Caracol[/url], [url=https://www.givology.org/~sobone/]Starfish[/url], [url=https://www.givology.org/~tltrust/]Tea Leaf Trust[/url], [url=https://www.givology.org/~aproject/]Advocacy Project[/url], [url=https://www.givology.org/~aindia/]AID India[/url], and [url=https://www.givology.org/~atech/]Abaarso School[/url]. Whether you want to make nutritional [url=https://www.givology.org/~slprogram/]school lunches[/url] available, [url=https://www.givology.org/~ceprogramme/]train English teachers[/url] in tea picking villages of India, or [url=https://www.givology.org/~patoilets/]fund toilets[/url] in schools, we invite you to support our goal of making education accessible everywhere by volunteering or donating.
But what's so great about giving?
[b]1. You can make a difference![/b] Givology has made many amazing projects possible. Funded projects have provided students with school supplies in areas of extreme poverty, trained mentors in Guatemala to intervene in family violence, brought technology to remote schools, and much more. Givology's supporters create a huge impact, and you can be part of it!
[b]2. You can learn something new and get professional experience! [/b]At Givology, you have the opportunity to learn from everyone around you whether you're interested in designing a newspaper, managing social media, making a budget, or anything at all that Givology does. Once you know the ins and outs, you can lead your own projects. Interns and volunteers have led video productions, helped write a book, and started awareness campaigns, among many other projects.
[b] 3. It's good for you![/b] Volunteering reduces stress and increases happiness and positivity. You can feel great about yourself knowing that you're changing lives and giving back.
[b]4. You can meet people with diverse stories, backgrounds, and interests, and come together with a common goal.[/b] Givology volunteers and interns come from all over the world, and so do their life experiences. The amazing diversity of the Givology team means everyone brings something special to the table, and that's what makes it so exciting.
[b]5. You can do it from home or travel the world![/b] The Givology team communicates virtually, so you have the flexibility to decide where you work from and when. If you prefer making a difference in the field, there's opportunities to do that too! Givology fellows travel the world to visit partners, volunteer, and share their experiences.
[url=http://www.givology.org/get-involved/]Click here[/url] to learn more about getting involved!
It's easy to be aware of the many issues the world faces and feel powerless, but Giving Tuesday is a day to recognize that we can make a difference. Givology depends on small hours and small dollars to fund projects and students for key partners all over the world. Students who have received support from Givology have gone on to do great things, from starting their own nonprofit organizations and businesses, to getting higher education in colleges and universities, and each project and student not yet funded depends on your support.
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