Wheaton's St. Francis High School celebrates GivingTuesday

  • Donations to St. Francis High School in Wheaton on GivingTuesday will directly benefit tuition assistance.

    Donations to St. Francis High School in Wheaton on GivingTuesday will directly benefit tuition assistance. Daily Herald File Photo

 
Submitted by Krystal LaMantia
Updated 11/25/2020 7:17 PM

St. Francis High School in Wheaton is responding to meet tuition assistance needs for families by participating in GivingTuesday.

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. GivingTuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on Tuesday, Dec. 1, and throughout the year.

 

St. Francis High School is participating in GivingTuesday in order to help our students continue their path toward excellence both in and out of the classroom. All proceeds directly benefit tuition assistance.

"GivingTuesday is an opportunity to feel good and make an impact to change lives and directly support students and teachers," said St. Francis High School President Betsy Ackerson. "It is especially meaningful this year as St. Francis High School has been offering in person instruction all year. We want to show support and encouragement to students as GivingTuesday funds will be directed to tuition assistance."

GivingTuesday was launched in 2012 as a simple idea: to create a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past nine years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

People demonstrate generosity in many ways on GivingTuesday. Whether it's helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving to causes we care about, every act of generosity counts. GivingTuesday has raised billions of dollars for critical causes around the world and gets 21 billion impressions on social media from people and organizations speaking up for the causes that matter to them and encouraging others to get involved in their communities.

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"GivingTuesday inspires people all around the world to embrace their power to drive progress around the causes they care about, not just on one day but throughout the year." said Asha Curran, GivingTuesday's CEO, and co-founder. "With country and community leaders, millions of organizations, and countless givers of all kinds, GivingTuesday is creating a shared space where we can see the radical implications of a more generous world."

Those who are interested in joining St. Francis High School's GivingTuesday initiative can visit www.sfhscollegeprep.org/support-us/.

For more details about the GivingTuesday movement, visit the GivingTuesday website at www.givingtuesday.org, www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday or follow @GivingTuesday and #GivingTuesday on Twitter.

St. Francis High School is a Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory learning community that promotes spiritual, academic, physical, and social development in the daily presence of Jesus Christ. The school enrolls approximately 700 students in grades 9-12 and is distinguished by its exceptional academics, distinctive community spirit, and unique opportunities: minds and spirits thrive inside the classroom as well as on the stage and field. Animated by the Franciscan values of love of God and service to others, the SFHS community is characterized by passion, energy, and warmth. Spiritual growth is a core part of the St. Francis High School experience. The size of the school allows students to be known individually by teachers and faculty, cultivating academic engagement, participation, and leadership among students of all grade levels. Students from more than 50 regional grade schools come to benefit from this uniquely supportive learning environment. Visit sfhscollegeprep.org.

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past eight years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

Whether it's making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give. GivingTuesday strives to build a world in which the catalytic power of generosity is at the heart of the society we build together, unlocking dignity, opportunity and equity around the globe.

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