By Mary Stadnyk | Associate Editor
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, think about contributing to a worthy cause today, also known as #Giving Tuesday, and give to Catholic education here in the Diocese of Trenton.
For the first time, the Diocese is participating in the global social media movement #Giving Tuesday, which runs all day today, Nov. 29. Until 11:59 p.m., donors can contribute to the Foundation for Student Achievement, which ensures quality education for all Catholic school students in the Diocese.
To make a secure, tax-deductible contribution, go to dioceseoftrenton.org/givingtuesday.
Steve Nicholl, director of the Department of Development, sees the biggest online giving day as generating “broader support for our Catholic schools and educating people about the success of our Catholic schools.”
He said using social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, is the best way to reach a large number of people in a short amount of time.
“It’s all about trying to reach out to a new audience for support,” Nicholl said. “We want to reach out to the friends of our friends for support.”
The focus of Foundation for Student Achievement is to provide tuition assistance to students from families experiencing financial constraints; offer innovative and creative opportunities of teaching and learning not covered by the normal school budget process; prepare and position the schools to attract additional resources, and to organize private sector involvement with the Catholic schools under the auspices of the Diocese in a positive and appropriate manner.[[In-content Ad]]