Niagara University Gives Back As Part Of National #GivingTuesday Movement
In congruence with Niagara University’s Vincentian mission to support those in need, students, alumni and friends collected over $3,500 and more than 1,000 pounds of food and nonperishable goods Dec. 1 in association with #GivingTuesday.
#GivingTuesday is a national initiative, now in its fourth year, held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. The event inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support, and help create a better world.
Niagara University had representatives collecting monetary donations and nonperishable goods at 13 on-campus locations. In exchange for contributions, donors were treated to a cup of hot chocolate, courtesy ofMetz Culinary Management.
NU alumni Doug Stire, ’13, and Robert Ingrasci, ’08, also collected gifts at their places of work, Praxair and Lumsden McCormick LLP, respectively.
Coordination of the event was handled by the university’s Office of Alumni Engagement.