Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday …now there is #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday takes place each year on the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday to encourage the public to donate to not-for-profits. This year’s #GivingTuesday is tomorrow, November 29th.

St. Bonaventure’s College goal for this #GivingTuesday is to have 160 Donors contribute in honour of our 160th Anniversary. The money raised from our #GivingTuesday Campaign will go towards our new Art Jumpstart program. The aim of the program is to provide enriched learning opportunities for children in K-6 in art education and to develop in students a love for art in its’ various forms.  The project will conclude with a year end art show of student work. A plan is also in the works to expand this program into Grade 7-12.

Text ART to 20222 today to make a one time donation of $5 to the Art Jumpstart program (the $5 will be charged to your next phone bill) or you can donate online by clicking the button below. Each donation we receive actually doubles, as we have a donor who will match each donation up to a total of $1,000. This means in one day we could raise $2,000 for Art Jumpstart!

“Art education enriches the lives of our students, the community and our culture. Recent studies have shown that exposure to art education promotes critical and creative skills and encourages innovation. By donating this #GivingTuesday you are helping to foster creativity in our students.” – Ms. Jaline Rowsell, Dean