The UCC community is always ready to embrace a challenge. They came through big time for this year’s Giving Tuesday drive – contributing $49,430 to the UCC Fund. This represents a more than doubling in the value of gifts compared to the College’s first foray into Giving Tuesday last year.
Giving Tuesday was started in the United States in 2012 to stand in contrast to the commercialism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It expanded to Canada in 2013 and has become an international movement when thousands of North Americans come together to support causes and charities close to their hearts.
“Our community is known for its generosity – both to UCC and to countless other charities,” says principal Jim Power. “The College is proud to be a Giving Tuesday partner and for our role in promoting this important new initiative. We’re very grateful to all community members who chose to participate in the event and for their support of UCC and our boys.”