Support projects that make a difference through #GivingTuesdayatCWRU

#GivingTuesdayatCWRU type treatmentEveryone has heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday—days that allow customers to score deals on their shopping lists. But in an attempt to put the spirit of giving back into the holiday season, there’s a more altruistic day making headway: Giving Tuesday, a global day of philanthropy on Dec. 3.

This is the second year for Giving Tuesday (known as #GivingTuesday) around the world and at Case Western Reserve—and this time, there are even more ways to support university organizations seeking to make a positive difference in people’s lives through a dedicated effort called #GivingTuesdayatCWRU.

As part of #GivingTuesdayatCWRU, schools, departments and student groups across the campus ask the community to support projects like building high-quality houses nationwide and providing extended hours for a student-run health clinic. In all, 15 different causes have joined the #GivingTuesdayatCWRU effort.

“Case Western Reserve University benefits the community in service, research and education. We are thankful to the many faculty, staff, students and alumni who participate in these activities,” said Lara Kalafatis, vice president of university relations. “By participating in #GivingTuesdayatCWRU, you can make a difference in their efforts—and in the lives of those people they benefit.”

Below are a few of the groups seeking your help:

A full overview of the programs and links to give directly are available at

To give online, visit To learn more about the #GivingTuesdayatCWRU, join the Facebook event.