March 2, 2021 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

Campus Pride Celebrates #GivingTuesday Campaign

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. GivingTuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on December 1, 2020, and throughout the year.

Campus Pride represents the leading national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ students. The organization is a volunteer-driven network “for” and “by” student leaders. The primary objective of Campus Pride is to develop necessary resources, programs and services to support LGBTQ and ally students on college campuses across the United States.

In honor of GivingTuesday, Campus Pride will inspire generosity by raising critical funds to support LGBTQ college students who are facing unique challenges as a result of COVID-19.

Campus Pride is participating in GivingTuesday to continue providing necessary services to LGBTQ young people, who are at an increased risk of experiencing isolation, anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues during the Corona-virus pandemic. This GivingTuesday, Campus Pride hopes to raise $20,000 in individual donations to help offset the more than $100,000 in losses we incurred during this past year due to cancelled in-person events and programming.

“GivingTuesday is a critical fundraising campaign for Campus Pride,” said Shane Windmeyer, Executive Director of Campus Pride. “The money we raise in the month leading up to GivingTuesday helps to fund our organization and offer LGBTQ young people leadership skills through a community of their peers. With COVID-19 having a significant impact on Campus Pride’s operations, this year’s GivingTuesday campaign is more important than ever.”

GivingTuesday was launched in 2012 as a simple idea: to create a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past nine years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. 

People demonstrate generosity in many ways on GivingTuesday. Whether it’s helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving to causes we care about, every act of generosity counts. GivingTuesday has raised billions of dollars for critical causes around the world and gets 21 billion impressions on social media from people and organizations speaking up for the causes that matter to them and encouraging others to get involved in their communities.
Those who are interested in joining Campus Pride’s GivingTuesday initiative can visit www.campuspride.org/donate.

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