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Editors note: Don’t forget that next Tuesday, November 27th is Giving Tuesday!
On the day before Thanksgiving in the United States, we wanted to take this opportunity to give thanks to so many of the generous people that have donated to Give for Youth since it launched in September as part of our YouthSpark program. Your donations have helped young people around the world and we thought we’d share some of their inspiring stories.
Photo: giveforyouth.org project sponsored by The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project
Photo: giveforyouth.org project sponsored by the More than Me Foundation
Whether it’s funding a child’s education, providing basic necessities, or rescuing a girl from a life on the streets, your donations are making a valuable difference.
Thanks to your generosity, Give for Youth has already raised more than $400,000 for 313 projects to date. Give for Youth is just one element of Microsoft’s Youthspark program, a companywide initiative to create opportunities for 300 million youth around the world over the next three years, connecting young people with education, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities. You are helping us achieve this.
Matching your donations on Giving Tuesday
Next Tuesday, November 27th 2012 is #GivingTuesday a new, national day of giving intended to transform the giving season by helping communities in need around the world.
To celebrate, Microsoft will match any donation to Give for Youth, dollar for dollar, up to a total of $100,000. There are still hundreds of life-changing Give for Youth projects that you can support including, bringing electricity back to a village in Nigeria, ensuring safe drinking water for girls in India and creating a brighter future by trying to stop bullying in New Jersey.
Together we can double the impact and continue to help dreams come true for youth this holiday season.