Division of Student Engagement and Success Volunteers More than 100 Hours for #GivingTuesday

December 15, 2014

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Division of Student Engagement & Success at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi participated in #GivingTuesday activities on December 2 as part of an international effort to give back to the communities in which we live.

A total of 75 percent of the division staff volunteered out in the community for this event. A total of 110 hours were logged throughout the day, exceeding the goal of 100 hours. Volunteers worked at Metro Ministries, the Food Bank of Corpus Christi, the Coastal Bend Blood Center, as well as the University’s Late Night Breakfast, and Paws on the Island event.

#GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back, was held on Tuesday, Dec. 2.  During this day, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world came together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

#GivingTuesday was founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation. Together, with a team of influencers and founding partners, a global movement was launched that has engaged more than 10,000 organizations worldwide.