Texas Tech University

Institutional Advancement Launches Annual #GivingTuesday Campaigns

Amanda Castro-Crist

December 3, 2019

The campaigns, which will run through the end of this week, support initiatives that impact the Texas Tech and Lubbock communities.

For decades, countless Americans have spent the day after Thanksgiving – Black Friday – kicking off the country's Christmas shopping season. In recent years, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday were added to the calendar, extending the spending into the following week.

In 2012, a different kind of movement joined the mix. #GivingTuesday, observed just five days after Thanksgiving, encourages people to spend in a different way – by giving back to their communities.

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This year, the Texas Tech University System's Office of Institutional Advancement has launched several campaigns listed below that will run through the end of the week and are designed to support initiatives that positively impact campus, Lubbock and Texas communities.

Raider Red's Food Pantry 2019

  • Goal: $5,000
  • This campaign, led by the Office of the Dean of Students and supporting Raider Red's Food Pantry, focuses on reducing hunger and food scarcity in the Texas Tech community.

Texas Tech Athletics - Clinical & Sport Psychology

Tools of the Trade

  • Goal: $11,000
  • This campaign supports the teachers in the College of Education's TechTeach program by providing them funds to purchase basic classroom supplies when they start in their post-graduation roles in rural West Texas school districts.

Transition Academy ... Possibilities for Life!

Knowledge Empowering You – Personal Financial Planning

  • Goal: $5,000
  • Funds raised in this campaign will help the College of Human Sciences' Personal Financial Planning department fund their Berenstain Bears' "Trouble with Money" presentation for third-grade children, allowing the department to provide a copy of the Berenstain Bears' "Trouble with Money" book, a parent guide and a piggy bank.

For more information about these and other campaigns, visit the Institutional Advancement crowdfunding page.