Give to Houston’s students on #GivingTuesday

You scooped up money-saving deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. How about a day for giving back?

Tuesday, Nov. 29 is #GivingTuesday, a global movement to raise money for local nonprofits and schools, teach children about philanthropy, and celebrate generosity.

It’s easy to make Houston’s schoolchildren part of your #GivingTuesday. Here are just a few ways you can invest in the children of HISD – with your time, money, or knowledge:

  • Make a donation to the HISD Foundation: The HISD Foundation supports districtwide and school-based programs and initiatives aimed at increasing student academic achievement, eliminating the minority achievement gap, and developing and retaining effective educators in every classroom. The foundation believes equity, literacy, innovation, college access, and great people can help to ensure students are prepared for success in college and the workforce.
  • Become a VIP: Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) recruits parents and community partners to donate their time, resources, and knowledge to help increase student achievement. Volunteers contribute in areas such as mentoring, tutoring, fundraising, career education, enrichment programs, extracurricular and community service activities. Register online here.
  • Volunteer for Read Houston Read: Help a child develop a love for reading by sharing a book with them online or in person. It only takes an hour of your time each week during the school year to instill a lifelong love of reading in a student.

Learn more about getting involved in HISD here.

#GivingTuesday was born at 92nd Street Y, a community and cultural center in New York in 2012. Since then, people from different backgrounds, cultures and regions around the world have helped to create a global day of giving that reflects 92Y’s commitment to strengthening communities and repairing the world.  In 2015, nonprofits raised more than $117 million online on #GivingTuesday.