The holiday season is a wonderful time of year – steeped in tradition, family and friends, and giving. This time of year has also created a burgeoning shopping period with decorations appearing by Labor Day!
In 2012, the 92nd Street Y in New York and the United Nations Foundation tried a new approach in an attempt to balance the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. They designated #GivingTuesday as a day when families, businesses, communities and organizations around the world celebrate generosity and giving. They started a social media campaign that has captured the spirit of millions and inspired a new tradition of giving.
Today is #GivingTuesday 2014.
And today, SAS Global Forum kicks off a season of giving that can make a difference for you and for disadvantaged children.
Every year at SAS Global Forum, volunteers from the SAS community collect donations and new or slightly used STEM books to be distributed to charitable organizations in our host city. This year, the proceeds from the fifteenth annual Children’s Book Drive will benefit the needs of disadvantaged children in the Dallas area.
If you register before December 20, you’ll receive 15% off your conference registration fee, and in addition, we will donate an additional 5% of the registration fee to the SAS Global Forum 2015 book drive.
So, please register early, take advantage of the spirit of #GivingTuesday and help us make a difference for schools and school children in the Dallas area.