BCPS Schools Host “Given Tuesday”

“Giving Tuesday” is here, and when it comes to supporting causes close to the
heart, the Education Foundation of Baltimore County wants you to consider one very special
recipient – our own students, teachers, and schools.

“By selecting and investing in The Education Foundation of BCPS,” says Deborah Phelps,
executive director of the foundation, “you can select one of our innovative grants, scholarships,
programs, or campaigns that provides a variety of opportunities, experiences, supplies, and
resources to benefit the educational readiness of tomorrow’s leaders, the more than 111,000
students who attend Baltimore County Public Schools.”

Giving Tuesday began in 2012 as a “global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world,” according to the
charitable organization founded to realize its vision. Beginning the first Tuesday after
Thanksgiving and going until December 3, the movement seeks to join “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” as a charitable alternative tradition of the season.

Those wishing to support BCPS through the Education Foundation may do so by visiting its
website and making a donation to one of the initiatives or programs of the foundation,
including 21st Century Instructional Initiative Grants, student scholarships, or – through the
Exchangeree: Gizmos & Gadgets Galore – the Tools for Schools, Books for Bins, and Share the
Warmth campaigns.

Other ways to contribute include through the United Way of Central Maryland, while shopping
online at Amazon, and following the foundation’s social media links, among others.
“We so appreciate the generous support of the many donors who provide assistance, and in
this season of giving, we extend our gratitude to each of you,” Phelps says. “Together we can –
and do – make a lasting impact.”

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