Carleton University will host its fifth annual Giving Tuesday campaign this year on Nov. 28, 2017 – a day devoted to giving back.
This year the university hopes to raise $250,000 in 24 hours for projects, people and ideas that advance research and build Carleton’s capacity to serve the community at home and abroad. All donations made online at futurefunder.ca will be matched dollar-for-dollar (up to $2,000) until the goal of $250, 000 is met.
Supporters can visit Carleton’s crowdfunding platform at futurefunder.ca to choose one of more than 1000 projects and causes—from engineering students’ technology projects to support for student athletes to a project to support Blue the therapy dog, an innovative approach to positive mental health on campus.
Projects will be on display at an on-campus event on Giving Tuesday.
When: Nov. 28, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Info: The event is open to the public. Students are displaying projects from FutureFunder and the Carleton Alumni Association and Carleton University Students’ Association will be donate funds to select projects.
Media are invited to attend
Additionally, to celebrate the initiative this year on campus, the Carleton Ravens men’s football team will be running a blood drive in collaboration with Canadian Blood Services to give back by saving lives.
The blood clinic will be located in Carleton University Alumni Hall, Ravens Studio, on Tuesday, Nov. 28 from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. You can book an appointment to donate online at blood.ca or call 1-888-2DONATE. The team is looking for 75 donors to honour the university’s 75th birthday.
FutureFunder is the first Canadian university crowdfunding platform. Students, faculty and researchers from Carleton in need of funding post on FutureFunder with innovative research projects, academic initiatives and other higher education priorities. Contributors can select the initiative they wish to support with 100 per cent of the money going to the initiative. Carleton’s community is making a difference locally and globally through these projects now and into the future by ensuring that Carleton is Here for Good.
All donations receive a charitable tax receipt.
About GivingTuesday (#GivingTuesdayCA)
GivingTuesday was launched in Canada in 2013 by GIV3 and CanadaHelps.org and lists 15 founding partners. GivingTuesday is a day for the entire charitable sector and encourages all Canadians to join the movement and give and volunteer for charities of their choice. GivingTuesday was originally founded in 2012 in the US by 92Y and the UN Foundation.
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