On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, Chesapeake College is participating in #GivingTuesday to fill our Corner of Care, and our students need your support! Please take a minute to give today. https://chesapeake.thankyou4caring.org/
What is #GivingTuesday?
Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Last year, more than 45,000 organizations in 71 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities. We invite you to join the movement with us!
What is the Corner of Care?
Many of Chesapeake’s students are making financial sacrifices to be able to afford the costs of tuition, textbooks, and transportation, and sometimes they are forced to choose between purchasing a textbook and purchasing food or basic necessities for themselves and their families. The Corner of Care ensures that basic needs do not become a barrier to students’ academic success by providing non-perishable food items, toiletries, school supplies, and gift cards that students can access anonymously for themselves and their families. The Corner of Care is completely anonymous—students simply get what they need…during their time of need.
Food insecurity and providing for basic needs is a growing challenge for students not just at Chesapeake but across the country. Studies suggest that more than half of community college students struggle with food insecurity. You can learn more about these issues at the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness.
You Can Help!
Donating to the Chesapeake College Foundation’s #GivingTuesday campaign will enable us to keep the Corner of Care full to support even more students throughout the winter months.
Take Action Today:
- Visit https://chesapeake.thankyou4caring.org/ to donate – remember, no gift is too small. Your donation will help to ensure that no student has to choose between purchasing books or food!
- Use the hashtags #GivingTuesday and #PeakeGiving16 to spread the word about this important cause and how you are helping eliminate barriers to student success.
#GivingTuesday is about ordinary people coming together to do extraordinary things.
Every donation, no matter the size, makes a difference!