Give Back on Giving Tuesday

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Rebecca A. Eckland

Every year, the TMCC Foundation participates in Giving Tuesday, an event that was created in 2012 as an opportunity to invite people globally to contribute to their favorite non-profit. Since, the day has grown into a global movement that inspires millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. 

Whether it’s helping a neighbor or stranger, showing up for an issue or people we care about or giving to causes we care about, every act of generosity counts. Giving Tuesday has raised billions of dollars for critical causes around the world and gets 21 billion impressions on social media from people and organizations speaking up for the causes that matter to them and encouraging others to get involved in their communities.

This year’s event will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 1 and donations made in the spirit of Giving Tuesday to the TMCC Foundation will be used to fund scholarships for students who pursue degrees in the allied health and public safety fields. These programs include what we often think of as our “front-line workers”, such as Nurses, Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) and Fire Professionals (who graduate from TMCC’s Fire Technology program.)

“The TMCC Foundation is dedicating this year’s Giving Tuesday to support our front-line health workers, our heroes, who risk their own wellbeing to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and keep us safe,” said Executive Director of Foundation and Grants, Gretchen Sawyer. “Students who pursue careers in these professions are critical to our community’s well-being today and in the future.” 

The TMCC Foundation has set a $5,000 goal for this year’s Giving Tuesday event, which would enable the Foundation to provide $1,000 scholarships to five TMCC students who are enrolled full-time in one of the aforementioned programs. 

"Giving Tuesday inspires people all around the world to embrace their power to drive progress around the causes they care about, not just on one day but throughout the year," said Asha Curran, Giving Tuesday’s CEO, and co-founder. "With country and community leaders, millions of organizations, and countless givers of all kinds, Giving Tuesday is creating a shared space where we can see the radical implications of a more generous world." 

For those who are interested in supporting TMCC students who will one day be the nurses, paramedics, EMTs, fire professionals, and other “front-line workers” who keep the Reno-Sparks community healthy, safe and sound, visit TMCC’s Giving Tuesday website.

“We invite you to help us meet this goal,” said Sawyer, who explained that you don’t have to wait until Dec. 1 to express your gratitude and generosity for those students who choose to become a professional in the allied health and public safety fields. “You can start giving today. And, remember to share the link with your friends and family.” 

For more information about the TMCC Foundation, contact their department at 775-674-7648.