November 27, 2012
by Betsy Chapman
Yesterday was an unusual day on campus: it started out in the mid 30s at 7 am and reached the low 60s by lunchtime. Today we are not so lucky. It will be drizzly and will reach only 50.
Though the weather outside is not the best, there is something very positive happening on campus today. Most of us are familiar with the terms Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but did you know that there is a movement to a Giving Tuesday, where we are meant to help and serve others?
The Volunteer Service Corps listserv sent out the following email to its members lastnight to alert them to a service opportunity on campus. Perhaps your students will participate today, or do something else for Giving Tuesday.
On the 27th of November our campus will be part of a national day of giving called Giving Tuesday. We have Black Friday and Cyber Monday for getting deals and spending money, but this will be the first year the country has a day for giving back and helping non-profit organizations make a difference. Throughout the day there will be a Red Cross Blood Drive in Benson 401, a texting campaign to raise money for the Red Cross, and there will also be tables outside the blood drive and Pod raising money for a nonprofit organization out of Raleigh who is helping to build communities in Haiti and build a school for 150 orphans!
More information about Giving Tuesday can be found here.
The Office of Family Engagement provides information and support to Wake Forest parents, guardians, grandparents, and family members. The office maintains the Family Engagement Page of the Wake Forest website, which is the primary vehicle of communication with families, as well as our Facebook and Twitter presence.