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Giving Tuesday Bucks at DelVal

Nov 25, 2014

There is Black Friday, then, Cyber Monday and soon Giving Tuesday is coming to campus! Delaware Valley College is partnering with the Bucks County community to host Giving Tuesday Bucks, an event that will raise funds for about 130 area nonprofits on Dec. 2. Giving Tuesday Bucks will be held on DelVal’s main campus in Moumgis Auditorium (located in the Student Center) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Giving Tuesday is a national celebration of generosity. It is a day where people are encouraged to give online donations to support the causes they care about as a part of their holiday giving. The national movement started in 2012 and a group of volunteers worked to bring it to Bucks County in 2013. This year, Donna Carlson ’15, a DelVal business student, had the idea of bringing the event to campus.

“Giving Tuesday really lines up with everything DelVal stands for and our core values,” said Carlson. “We’re a community that believes in teaching, learning and serving with passion and commitment. I’m thrilled to be part of bringing such a meaningful event to our campus that will support the great work of so many nonprofits in Bucks County.”

The Student Center will serve as a home base for the operation, which will include many more organizations taking donations online. Participants will be able to walk in and donate at the Student Center, where nonprofits will be set up with tables and information about what they do.

Guests will have a chance to visually see the impact of the day, hear announcements about gifts and exciting news at the top of every hour, and participate in interactive activities. It will be a place for the nonprofit community to come together for the day and host an open house for the public to learn about their work and how to get involved. Residents and students who are interested in learning about internships and volunteer opportunities are encouraged to stop by.

At 10 a.m., Senator Chuck McIlhinney and Doylestown Mayor Ron Strouse will be visiting DelVal for the event.

There will be a radio station broadcasting from the event, check presentations, food and fun. The College’s service-oriented clubs will also have tables set up at the event. Some of the College’s service clubs include: Alpha Phi Omega, Becca’s Closet (a club that donates prom dresses and accessories to girls who otherwise could not afford them), Colleges Against Cancer and Rescue U (a club that travels the U.S. to help repair and rebuild animal shelters). Parkhurst Dining Services and DelVal’s Food Club will be serving refreshments.

The participating nonprofits support a wide-range of causes including: helping people escape poverty, ending domestic violence, educating people about the food system, providing mentors and role models for children, protecting the environment, empowering victims of sexual assault and other violent crimes, fighting ALS, helping the homeless, funding arts programs, animal rescue and more.

People who want to support scholarships are able to donate to Delaware Valley College and Bucks County Community College through Giving Tuesday.

Learn more: For more information, please visit: givingtuesdaybucks.org or, contact Michael Hicks at mhicks@awomansplace.org. Residents can also follow the conversation on Twitter with #GivingTuesdayBucks. There will be live tweets from the event with updates and announcements throughout the day.