News Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Chrysten Crockett
(803) 327-8032

December 3, 2013

York Technical College Joins the National #GivingTuesday Movement to Challenge its Community to Give Back

ROCK HILL While people dashed for deals on “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday,” York Technical College prepared for its December 3rd partnership with #GivingTuesday to inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities by giving back.

#GivingTuesday, led by the organization 92Y, is an international call to action that creates a day of giving around the annual shopping and spending season. For the second year in a row, #GivingTuesday is striving to show that the holidays can be about both giving and giving back. By collaborating with different organizations #GivingTuesday is able to spread the message of giving across the world.

“It’s been a privilege to work with remarkable leaders all over the country building a movement around #GivingTuesday,” said Henry Timms, 92Y’s Interim Executive Director. “This initiative has truly been crowd sourced by some of the smartest and most connected minds among the next generation of philanthropists and entrepreneurs.”

Throughout #GivingTuesday, York Tech will utilize its social media network to promote a message of philanthropy and challenge its students, employees and community members to make a pledge to give back. Whether it be giving more volunteer time, more financial gifts, or donations such as food or clothing, the College wants people to put themselves to the test in this season of giving.

“As we prepare to spend time with family and friends, it’s important to remember that we are all part of a family and community here at the York Technical College. As a family, we depend on each other to accomplish our shared mission,” VP of College Advancement Melanie Jones said.

York Tech stands by the idea that giving should be something we share as we demonstrate our commitment to give back to society and create a culture of philanthropy. Whether you choose to volunteer, give, share, or donate to your favorite charity, you can share your action of giving on social media with the hashtags #givingtuesday and #yorktechgives. You can also upload a photo of your pledge or “unselfie” (an unselfish photo of yourself) and share it with the York Technical College Facebook page, or mention us on Instagram or Twitter @yorktech to show all the great things that you do to help improve your community.

“Together we can transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season, “ Timms said.

About #GivingTuesday
#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give. It will culminate with a global day of giving on December 3, 2013. This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners— charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a global moment that is dedicated to giving around the world.

To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit:

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