In honor of the newfound national "#GivingTuesday" movement, a foundation affiliated with Massachusetts Bay Community College will donate $1 to a scholarship fund.for every "like" the college's Facebook page gets through Tuesday
#GivingTuesday was started recently -- following Black Friday and Cyber Monday -- to kick off charitable giving during the holiday season.
Officials said the MassBay Foundation will donate up to $300 at $1 per Facebook "like" starting Nov. 27 through Dec. 3. They said that anyone who "likes" the page should then copy the follow message onto their Facebook timeline for the donation: "I participated in #GivingTuesday to support MassBay Community College students!"
“The holiday season is a time for reflecting on one’s good fortune and for giving back,” said MassBay President John O’Donnell in a statement. “Thanks to the generosity of the men and women on the MassBay Foundation Board, this initiative raises money for student scholarships while also linking more people to MassBay via our Facebook page. I encourage everyone to take a minute, Like MassBay on Facebook, and feel good knowing you’ve just helped provide needed funding for a hard-working, well-deserving student of our college.”
To learn more about this initiative and how to get involved, please visit the college's website.
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