#GivingTuesday donations to YukonU will support hungry students

#GivingTuesday donations to YukonU will support hungry students 

WHITEHORSE, YT Today is #GivingTuesday and Yukon University is inviting Yukoners to interact with the university’s social media posts about today, share their personal story of gratitude or donate directly to support YukonU students in need.  

YukonU President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Lesley Brown has committed to donate $1.00 for every social media interaction, gratitude story or direct donation received today up to a total of $500. 

All #GivingTuesday donations will go towards emergency grocery cards for students and replenishing the Ayamdigut campus student food bank. 

#GivingTuesday was created in 2012 by CanadaHelps.org as a day that encourages people to do good. The idea caught on, and has grown around the world, inspiring hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. Today, it manifests as a day of giving. 

“Now, more than ever, I invite the YukonU community to come together to support our learners. Every dollar helps students meet the financial challenges of choosing to pursue a higher education, especially with the skyrocketing cost of living, said Dr. Brown 

Social media interactions that will trigger a $1:00 donation from Dr. Brown are: 

  • Commenting on YukonU’s #GivingTuesday Facebook post 

  • Retweeting YukonU’s #GivingTuesday Tweet 

  • Liking YukonU’s #GivingTuesday Instagram post 

Gratitude stories can be shared in two ways: 

  • Dropping a personal gratitude story in the Gratitude Box in the Ayamdigut Campus Store 

  • Emailing your personal gratitude story to giving@yukonu.ca 

Direct donations to support students can be made in two ways:  

The Yukon University Foundation will issue charitable donation receipts for online donations of $20.00 and above.  

For more information, please contact

Michael Vernon

Communications Coordinator

Governance and External