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Get involved on Giving Tuesday

21 Nov 2019

On Tuesday 3 December, the world will celebrate #GivingTuesday, a global day to do ‘good stuff’ where everyone can do something to support the good causes and communities that mean so much to them.

Giving Tuesday

Give is one of the University’s Six ways to Wellbeing and across the campus there will be plenty of events to mark Giving Tuesday and help you discover new ways of giving. Staff and students can attend talks by charities DePaul and Hearing Dogs for the Deaf; attend a swap shop and bake sale; learn CPR or take part in a ‘crafternoon’ for MIND.

Other ways to give that will be highlighted, include volunteering or donating to Lemn Sissay’s Christmas Dinner Project; donating a toy to the Wood Street Mission; supporting research and students at the University via the University’s Access programme; donating to your favourite charity via our Payroll Giving Scheme; getting involved a social responsibility programme; raising awareness or giving a shout out on social media about your favourite causes or by simply inspiring your friends and colleagues to do something to support a good cause!

We are encouraging everyone to use their lunch break to pop along to one of our many events and line managers are encouraged to support their staff attending these sessions.

How to get involved

Swap Shop and Bake Sale

  • Location: Reynolds Building Foyer (B1)
  • Time: 11:30- 2:30pm

Heartstart CPR Training

  • Location: Barnes Wallis Building, Large Study Room (G.070)
  • Time: 12-1pm and 2-3pm
  • Book via Eventbrite

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People – Talk and demo by Jessie the Hearing Dog

Depaul - Attend a talk

DePaul is a local charity on Oxford Road for homeless young people and volunteer roles available.

  • Location: Blackett Theatre, Schuster Building
  • Time: 1pm - 1.40pm
  • Book via Eventbrite

Crafternoon for Mind

We will be having a fun drop in of lunchtime crafting. All craft materials will be provided!

  • Location: Room 4.05, Simon Building, Brunswick Street
  • Time: 12.30pm - 2pm
  • Cost: £5 donation to MIND on entry
  • Book via Eventbrite

Support Lemn Sissay's Christmas Dinner project

The Manchester Christmas Dinner is part of our Chancellor, Lemn Sissay’s Christmas Dinner Project. Each year the Manchester community comes together to create a magical, memorable Christmas Day for care leavers 18 to 25-years-old who would otherwise be on their own. They need:

  • Volunteer Hosts for Christmas Day
  • A Chef
  • Buy a gift via their Amazon wishlist

Other ways to give

Staff can also explore other ways of giving via UOM’s Giving Tuesday page including:

Further information

https://www.staffnet.manchester.ac.uk/wellbeing/giving-tuesday/

https://www.givingtuesday.org.uk/

Six Ways to Wellbeing (Give – Staff)

Six Ways to Wellbeing (Student Support)

Follow the Social Responsibility Teams on Twitter via @socialresponUOM