Giving Tuesday (#UTMGives)

#UTM Gives. #Giving Tuesday CA.

Save the Date! Giving Tuesday falls on Tuesday, November 27, 2018.

Join us in celebrating Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that takes place every year after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday is a time for individuals and communities to come together and support their favourite causes, providing a platform for them to give back and address local and global challenges.

This year, the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) will be participating in Giving Tuesday through an initiative called #UTMGives. The Centre for Student Engagement (CSE) will be working with MississaugaGives and alongside many campus partners and student groups to engage the UTM community in Five (5) Ways of Giving during the month of November. The initiative will end on Giving Tuesday, in the form of a campus-wide showcase celebrating ways of giving back to the UTM community.


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What is #UTMGives?

#UTMGives is a month-long initiative during the month of November aiming to engage the campus in Five (5) Ways of Giving. Leading up to Giving Tuesday on November 27th, opportunities to engage in #UTMGives will come together in two different ways:

  • Giving Events (during November) – events or programs centered around “giving back” will be promoted across campus, driving students to engage. 
  • Giving Stations (on Tuesday, November 27th) – Campus partners (including departments and student groups) will host a “giving” activity related to their cause/vision across campus.

Five (5) Ways to Give

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  1. Giving Time - through diverse volunteer opportunities across campus and the Peel community‚Äč (learn more about volunteering with CSE here).
  2. Giving Resources - through different avenues to donate resources to local organizations in need, such as food, winter clothing, women's items, and books.
  3. Giving Funds - through the Office of Advancement, providing opportunities for alumni,  community members and donors to contribute towards the University.
  4. Giving Attention - through various events organized by campus partners where different issues in the local and global community are highlighted; through visiting Giving Stations across campus on Giving Tuesday, November 27th.
  5. Giving Your Voice - through occasions to participate in a Kindness Challenge, sharing kindness, showing your support and promoting the spirit of Giving Back on campus.

Campus Partners 

Learn more about the campus partners involved in #UTMGives 2018:


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How Can I Participate?

Whether you are a student or other member of the UTM community, leading up to Giving Tuesday on November 27th, there are many opportunities for you to engage in #UTMGives!

Kindness challenge     Giving events    Giving stations

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Kindness Challenge (during November)

View an online copy of the Kindness Challenge checklist (PDF). 

Participate in a Kindness Challenge, competing with friends to complete 10 Random Acts of Kindness! Complete all 10 challenges and submit your Kindness Challenge checklist at a CSE table during November for a chance to win a $50 Chartwells gift card you can use at all food locations across campus!

*Pick up and drop off your Kindness Challenge checklist in person at a CSE tabling booth (locations will vary), or online via our social media pages:

*Share your completed checklist on social media, tagging us @utmengage, for an additional entry! The winner will be announced on our Instagram page on Tuesday, November 27th. 


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Giving Events (during November)

View the complete #UTMGives calendar of events (PDF). 

Participate in events or programs centered around “giving back” to the UTM community!

November 2018 Giving Events:

Week 1 (Tuesday Nov. 6 - Monday Nov. 12):
  • Volunteer Training - Wednesday, November 7 / 2:00 - 4:00 pm / Spigel Hall (Centre for Student Engagement)
  • WEN-DO - Thursday, November 8 / 6:00 - 9:00 pm / Spigel Hall (Campus Police)
  • Peel Youth Day & Free Varsity Game - Saturday, November 10 / 8:00 am - 3:30 pm / Spigel Hall (Centre for Student Engagement, Athletics & Admissions)
  • Toy Drive, 5 Days of Giving - Monday, November 12 / 10:00 - 4:00 pm / KN 137 (Undergraduate Commerce Society)
  • International Education Week - Monday, November 12 / 11:00 - 3:00 pm / CCT Atrium (International Education Centre)

Week 2 (Tuesday Nov. 13 - Monday Nov. 19):
  • International Education Week - Tuesday, November 13 to Thursday, November 15 / 11:00 - 3:00 pm / CCT Atrium (International Education Centre)
  • School Supplies, 5 Days of Giving - Tuesday, November 13 / 10:00 - 4:00 pm / KN 137 (Undergraduate Commerce Society)
  • Volunteer Training - Tuesday, November 13 / 3:00 - 5:00 pm / DH 3075 (Centre for Student Engagement)
  • Henna for Kids, 5 Days of Giving - Wednesday, November 14 / 11:30 - 3:30 pm / Student Centre (Undergraduate Commerce Society)
  • Travel Talks - Wednesday, November 14 / 4:00 - 5:30 pm / Online (International Education Centre)
  • Global Commons - Thursday, November 15 / 10:00 - 12:00 pm / Online (Hart House)
  • De-stressor, 5 Days of Giving - Thursday, November 15 / 10:00 - 3:00 pm / Student Centre (Undergraduate Commerce Society)
  • WEN-DO - Thursday, November 15 / 6:00 - 9:00 pm / Spigel Hall (Campus Police)
  • Volunteer Training - Friday, November 16 / 11:00 - 1:00 pm / UTM Room (Centre for Student Engagement)
  • Volunteer Wrap-Up - Friday, November 16 / 1:00 - 5:00 pm (Undergraduate Commerce Society)
  • Language Conversation Circles - Friday, November 16 / 2:00 - 3:30 pm /DH 3050 (International Education Centre)

Week 3 (Tuesday Nov. 20 - Monday Nov. 26):
  • Volunteer Training - Tuesday, November 20 / 12:00 - 2:00 pm / Spigel Hall (Centre for Student Engagement)
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore - Wednesday, November 21 / 1:00 - 5:00 pm (Centre for Student Engagement & Undergraduate Commerce Society)
  • Varsity Women's Basketball Game - Wednesday, November 21 / 6:00 pm / Gym A/B (Athletics) *Bring a non-perishable good to donate to the UTM Food Centre!
  • Varsity Men's Basketball Game - Wednesday, November 21 / 8:00 pm / Gym A/B (Athletics) *Bring a non-perishable good to donate to the UTM Food Centre!
  • Get to Know Every Day is Homeless Day Campaign - Thursday, November 22 / 10:00 - 3:00 pm / CCT Link (Every Day is Homeless Day Campaign)
  • Volunteer Training - Thursday, November 22 / 5:00 - 7:00 pm / UTM Room (Centre for Student Engagement)
  • WEN-DO - Thursday, November 22 / 6:00 - 9:00 pm / Spigel Hall (Campus Police)
  • Volunteer Training - Monday, November 26 / 5:00 - 7:00 pm / UTM Room (Centre for Student Engagement)

Ongoing Events (until November 27):

Wellness at UTM.

Volunteer Notetaking Accessibility Services (learn more here!)


UTMSU Food Centre

Food Donation Drive - UTM Food CentreUTMSU & Centre for Student Engagement *Drop-offs made in DV 2102, DV 3125 and SC 100 (November 1-26), CCT Link (November 27)

List of items needed:

  • Juice boxes 
  • Dried beans/lentils 
  • Pasta 
  • Pasta Sauce 
  • Olive Oil 
  • Vinegar
  • Food coupons
  • Frozen fruits/vegetables 
  • Canned fruits/vegetables
  • Crackers 
  • Kraft Dinner
  • Jams 
  • Peanut butter
  • Nutella 
  • Potato bags
  • Cereal 
  • Oatmeal
  • Sugar 
  • Baking powder/soda
  • Granola Bars 
  • Snacks
  • Instant coffee 
  • Tea bags 
  • Hot chocolate bags
  • Female and Male deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Razors 
  • Tampons/Pads
  • Soap
  • Toothbrushes 
  • Toothpaste 
  • Body Spray 
  • Dish/Laundry detergent 
  • Tissue boxes 

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Giving Stations (on Tuesday, November 27th)

View a map and the complete list of #UTMGives Giving Stations (PDF). *COMING SOON*

View an online copy of the CCR Passport (for Giving Stations) (PDF). *COMING SOON*

Visit a tabling booth where campus partners will host a “giving” activity related to their cause/vision. In addition, any student who visits any two (2) Giving Stations on November 27th will be eligible for Co-Curricular Record (CCR) credit through our department on this day!

This experience is approved on the Co-Curricular Record!

 


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Learn more about Giving Tuesday

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Learn more about Giving Tuesday in Canada by visiting givingtuesday.ca and exploring new ways to give back to your community! Visit our Giving Tuesday partner profile for more information!


Mississauga Gives

Learn more about Mississauga Gives by visiting mississaugagives.com and exploring different ways to become involved in Giving Tuesday in Mississauga, outside of #UTMGives.


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Stay Connected!

To keep up to date on all things #UTMGives and Giving Tuesday at UTM, be sure to routinely check this webpage and follow both the Centre for Student Engagement and the University of Toronto Mississauga on social media!

Centre for Student Engagement (CSE)

University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)


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Inquiries

For all questions and feedback regarding Giving Tuesday (#UTMGives), please contact:

Mariana Villada Rivera
Communications Assistant

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