This Giving Tuesday, TFFT invites you to give the gift of quality education. Our goal is to raise $10,000 for school supplies: the tools our scholars need to optimize learning opportunities and learn to the best of their ability.
What is #GivingTuesdayCLT?
#GivingTuesdayCLT is Charlotte’s response to the larger global holiday, Giving Tuesday. A global day of giving, Giving Tuesday is fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
How can I get involved?
This year, we are excited to offer handcrafted pencil pouches, made by TFFT’s terrifically talented alum, Agnes. Agnes, an orphan herself, studied tailoring and beading after she graduated from high school and started her own tailoring business soon after. Agnes’ beautiful designs are one of a kind and are made from locally sourced materials and fabrics. Her pouches, made from striking Tanzanian kitenge cloth, are extremely versatile, provide a great way to neatly store your accessories, and are a wonderful gift! Purchase a pencil pouch.
The Impact of #GivingTuesday
- $400 million raised in 2018
- $1 billion given online worldwide in only six 24 hour periods over the past 7 years
- PayPal broke two Guinness World Records for 24 hours of online fundraising: $45.8 million in 2015 & $64 million in 2017