U of R participates in Giving Tuesday

Media Advisory Release Date: December 1, 2014 1:30 p.m.

The University of Regina is a proud partner of Giving Tuesday, a national movement that was created in response to the two major retail bargain days - Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The December 2 event coincides with the start of the holiday shopping season and is dedicated to raising awareness through social media about giving – particularly giving back to non-profit organizations through volunteerism and donations.

On December 2, the President’s Office at the University of Regina will donate a dollar - up to $14,000 - to student aid for every retweet of #GivingTuesdayca and Facebook share of the University of Regina's Giving Tuesday message. This amount would represent a dollar for each of the approximately 14,000 students enrolled at the University for the Fall 2014 semester.

Since it was first initiated by CanadaHelps and the GIV3 Foundation in 2013, more than 13,000 charities across Canada have participated in the Giving Tuesday movement.

For additional information, please contact Costa Maragos at (306) 585-5439 or (306) 536-6309.


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