November 24, 2014 by HCDE-Texas
Teachers will want to know about #GivingTuesday, a global day for giving back. We have a day for giving thanks. Two days—Cyber Monday and Black Friday—are dedicated to getting deals. #GivingTuesday allows family, community, companies or organizations to give something more.
In collaboration with our Technology division and its talented videographers, we’ve put together a video to highlight what we’re doing at HCDE for #GivingTuesday. Hope you can use our video to get the think-tanks churning on your campus.
Ideas for schools are listed through www.givingtuesday.org website.
As a teacher, you can encourage your students and parents to take action that day to support something they care about through social media.
- Organize an event on your campus like a clothing or book drive or another philanthropic activity.
- Give an award to someone on your campus who volunteers time within the community.
- Announce a new fundraising initiative for your school that day.
During this week of giving thanks, we’d like to wish you well and hope you are enjoying your mini-vacation.
Happy turkey-basting, casserole-cooking and pie-baking this Thanksgiving. Enjoy your family and friends. Give thanks. Please don’t forget about #GivingTuesday Dec. 2. Share your #Unselfie.
About the Blogger:
Harris County Department of Education’s Communications and Public Information team helps promote the efforts of HCDE’s programs and services to the education community. This week we want to be thankful for our Technology division videography team for producing this #GivingTuesday philanthropic video. Our close-knit, award-winning team works together on creative strategies to effectively support the organization. We’re always looking to share great stories and on occasion contribute to the HCDE blog, School Bell. Let us know what interests you! Send us your questions and suggestions on future blog topics at firstname.lastname@example.org. And don’t forget to follow us!