With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and holiday shopping on the horizon, this time of year can be synonymous with overconsumption and excess spending.
Participating in Giving Tuesday, being celebrated Nov. 27 this year, is a great way to offset some of this excess by giving back. IU faculty and staff have an opportunity to support IU schools, departments, student groups and more on the world's biggest day of giving thanks to the IU Foundation.
Check out a few of the IU Bloomington crowdfunded campaigns that you can contribute to this year:
Indiana Daily Student
Help solidify the future of student media by contributing to the Indiana Daily Student Legacy Fund. Your gift will support student journalists at the IDS and Arbutus yearbook.
Clay Cullen Memorial Scholarship
Honor the legacy of 1st Lt. Clayton R. Cullen, an IU alumnus who died in a helicopter crash in January during training operations for the United States Army. Donations will fund a scholarship supporting IU students who are role models in their communities and leaders in the IU Army ROTC.
Keep IU traditions alive by supporting the Marching Hundred's Instrument Fund. Donations will help the band repair and replace old instruments and continue to share the sounds of IU.
Underwater Science Program
Fund underwater cameras and scientific documentation equipment, better training facilities and opportunities for students to participate in meaningful underwater field programs through a donation to the IU Center for Underwater Science.
Access to Justice Program
For 10 years, the IU Maurer School of Law has been encouraging law students and recent graduates to provide legal assistance to low-income individuals through its Access Justice Program. Help celebrate the program's anniversary with a donation.