The University of Arkansas Cossatot Foundation received over $13,000 in donations from Southwest Arkansas community members during #GivingTuesday on Nov. 27, 2018.
#GivingTuesday is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and is a day focused on giving back. Originating from social media, #GivingTuesday has become a time that many nonprofits ask supporters to give time, money, or help share the organization's message.
Local businesses participated in the UA Cossatot Foundation’s #GivingTuesday celebration by collecting donations on site and wearing “I Gave” t-shirts. These businesses included Tres Agaves, Simple Simons of De Queen, Miscellania JB, Dr. Walker’s Office, and La Media Luna in De Queen. The UA Cossatot Foundation also received two Legacy 2020 Campaign donations from local businesses in support of the cause.
In addition to collecting donations for scholarships and innovative college programming, the Foundation held a giving event at the UA Cossatot Bank of Lockesburg Gymnasium. Participants were invited to give blood and enjoy a complimentary lunch. A drawing for the latest Apple Watch was also drawn for one lucky participant.
“We are truly grateful to everyone who came out to our giving event, donated, and helped share our foundation’s message on this day of giving,” said Dustin Roberts, UA Cossatot Coordinator of Development.
“We are absolutely thrilled with the amount raised and all of the love and support showed to our college,” Roberts shared.
For more information about #GivingTuesday and the foundation, please visit www.cccua.edu/give.