Following the popular shopping events of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season with millions of people participating globally. This year on November 27, consider supporting education—an upstream solution to poverty, pollution, crime and disease.
The Haitian Project (THP) through its Louverture Cleary School (LCS) in Port-au-Prince provides life-changing education to academically talented and motivated students from Haitian families who otherwise could not afford the cost of their education. THP also provides university scholarships to over 100 LCS alumni in Haiti each year.
After over 30 years of operation, 90 percent of LCS alumni are either attending university or gainfully employed in Haiti, earning over 10x Haiti's per capita income.
Today, THP has its sights set on building The Louverture Cleary Schools Network: a national system of 10 schools, one in each department of Haiti, that will significantly increase access to quality education and economic opportunity in Haiti.
BUT—we need your help to get there! A gift today will go a long way towards building a brighter tomorrow for Haiti. No donation is too big nor too small. And, even if you can’t give, you can help by spreading the word or becoming a volunteer.
Big Ideas Behind Giving Tuesday
Created by the team at the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact in New York City, which has been bringing people together around the values of service and giving back since 1874, #GivingTuesday connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. A team of influencers and founding partners joined forces and collaborated across sectors, offering expertise and working tirelessly to launch the first Giving Tuesday in 2012 and have continued to shape, grow and strengthen the movement every year since.
#GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in the world; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local and global challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners—nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals—to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness.
As a global movement, #GivingTuesday unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.