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Countdown to Giving Tuesday 2020!

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Giving Tuesday has become a rallying point for donors to support their favourite initiatives at VIU. We are encouraging the VIU community to come together again to support the causes that are important to you!

Our campaign will be running from November 16th until midnight on December 1st. When you give on Giving Tuesday your gift will go further!

Check out our dedicated fundraisers on the AIM Together crowdfunding platform.

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What is this year's priority initiative?

Our Giving Tuesday campaign this year is focused on reducing the impacts of the pandemic on our students. While VIU students have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in numerous ways, they were hit particularly hard in their ability to find work over the summer. In addition, most students are less likely to have their own savings to help them endure difficult economic times.

Since March, VIU has supported more than 1400 students with emergency funds to ensure they can continue their studies without interruption and a significant need still exists. With approximately 80% of classes taking place by online, many students are facing connectivity challenges and we’re encouraging gifts to support student technology. Additionally, many students are facing increased mental health challenges and we’re launching a new fund to help students cope with the impact of COVID-19.

New this year, several highlighted campaigns will be featured on VIU’s newest fundraising initiative, the AIM Platform. Similar to other crowdfunding pages, AIM will allow donors to track the progress of their favourite campaign and share it easily with other friends and supporters. All gifts made through the AIM Platform are eligible for a charitable receipt and we do not charge any fees.

As always donors will also be able to give to any area at VIU they are passionate about on Giving Tuesday. Whether your goal is to support student clubs, experiential learning, research or improvements to learning spaces, Giving Tuesday is a great opportunity to make a difference!