What is GivingTuesday?
Prepare for GivingTuesday, a global day of giving! We’re familiar with Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. But what about a chance to do good during the holiday season?
GivingTuesday was designed to use technology and social media for a special day of giving. It’s all about global generosity, bringing people and organizations together to enhance communities. Join Ready to Succeed this November for GivingTuesday!
Last year, your generous support exceeded our fundraising goal! This year, we aim to raise $25,000. These funds will help former foster youth build brighter futures. But why such an ambitious goal?
Earlier this year, Ajani, a new Ready to Succeed Scholar, attended Camp Ready. It’s a two-day event for former foster youth in our program to connect and plan for the future. Ajani didn’t always consider college.
Ajani didn’t have family members who attended college. He didn’t know the first thing about getting accepted. But Ajani believe in himself! He was accepted into UC Santa Barbara, but he felt isolated without a supportive community. Being part of Ready to Succeed changed Ajani’s life. He built strong connections with other college-bound foster youth.
What’s more, your support transformed his outlook. “Now, I have access to opportunities I couldn’t find elsewhere,” he says. Because of you, Ajani has hope for the future. Ajani’s story certainly illustrates the impact of your support. In fact, it’s why we set this year’s GivingTuesday goal.