Thank you so much to everyone who was part of our first Giving Tuesday celebration on Tuesday, November 28. We were overwhelmed by the response on the day and are so grateful for your continued support of Langara and our students. The day showed that Langara truly is a giving community.
On Giving Tuesday, we wanted to highlight the issue of food insecurity and aimed to raise funds to establish an on-campus food bank program to provide emergency food packages and other essential items to students in need.
With your support and gifts, we raised over $12,000 for student support. This included a $2,812 donation from the Langara Students Union as part of our social media campaign. We asked our social media followers to get involved in the act of giving. Each and every like, share, or comment on our social media posts meant that $1 was donated to the Community Cupboard and our social media followers helped us surpass our goal of $2,000.
Giving Tuesday raised almost $10,000 for the Community Cupboard project, making an on-campus food bank a reality for students. To give you an idea of the impact of these funds, the Community Cupboard could now support 238 students for a month, or 79 students for an entire term.
Thank you again to everyone who supported this year’s campaign. Visit the Foundation website for the full news article about Giving Tuesday.
Executive Director, Langara College Foundation