Sheldon, Iowa — Thanksgiving is a day for giving thanks. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are for getting deals. Now there’s a global day dedicated to giving back. #Giving Tuesday is tomorrow, Tuesday December 1st, a time when charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
In Sheldon, Northwest Iowa Community College is joining in on #Giving Tuesday to raise funds to put toward helping current NCC students in need of emergency funds to complete their program of study.
Northwest Iowa Community College officials say many of the college’s students work anywhere from 21 to 40 hours each week, in addition to their course of study at the college, and emergency situations do arise for them. Emergencies such as one-time car repairs, tires and medical expenses for themselves or their children.
As a result, NCC has set a goal of $2,000 to raise for #Giving Tuesday, and any size donation is appreciated. NCC says there is also a matching grant opportunity of up to $2000 that is available, which can effectively double your #Giving Tuesday donation.
You can make a donation by credit card from 12:00 midnight Tuesday morning until 11:59 Tuesday night by texting NCC to 41444.