CSD of South Dakota: Giving Tuesday
What is #GivingTuesday?
Giving Tuesday started in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that would encourage people around the world to do good. Over the past nine years, people have been celebrating Giving Tuesday by making financial contributions to worthy causes, volunteering their time, making someone’s day a little brighter, and much more.
Giving Tuesday truly is an inspiring event. Last year, in addition to the countless good deeds, people from around the world raised nearly 2 billion dollars to support a variety of causes. Interested in learning more? Click here to check out Giving Tuesday’s official page.
Why is CSD of South Dakota Participating?
CSD of South Dakota is on a mission to serve as many deaf and hard of hearing South Dakotans as they can. All services CSD of South Dakota provides are free to community members, which means there’s only so much we can do on our own. In order to reach even more people, and have an increasingly meaningful impact, we need your support.
This year, we are raising money to support our youth summer camp. The funds raised today will support camp tuition, scholarships, and activity fees. This camp provides an invaluable experience as it gives deaf and hard of hearing students across the state the often-rare opportunity to spend time with other students and deaf role models.
We’re really hoping to be able to go back to in-person camp in the summer of 2021. However, we are proud to have successfully hosted a virtual version of camp in 2020, and are prepared to do the same again in 2021 if needed to keep everyone safe!
Take a look at some of the photos from our in-person camp two years ago.
How Can You Contribute?
There are plenty of ways you can help CSD of South Dakota succeed on Tuesday, December 1st. Take a look below and see which one best suits you.
- Make a donation. Donations of any size will go towards enriching the lives of deaf and hard of hearing youth throughout the state of South Dakota. You can make one here.
- Share our posts. The more the merrier! Follow us on Facebook and share our messages with your friends and family. Encourage them to make a contribution – or to continue sharing! Make sure to use the hashtags #GivingTuesday and #ForSouthDakota.
- Take the Challenge. Throughout the day the official #GivingTuesday organization will be sharing interactive challenges, and we’ll share them on CSD of South Dakota’s Facebook page. Turn on notifications for our posts to make sure you don’t miss anything.
Get Involved and Make an Impact
All the services that CSD South Dakota offers are provided free-of-charge to deaf and hard of hearing individuals living in South Dakota. This camp is just a small example of the impact we’ve had. This is why we need your support – because there is always an opportunity to do more.