#GivingTuesday at Kennebec Valley Community College #KVCCGivingTuesday
Join the spirit of giving with #KVCCGivingTuesday
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On Thanksgiving you give thanks.
On Black Friday and Cyber Monday you get great bargains.
On Small Business Saturday you help Our local shop keepers and entrepreneurs.
On #GivingTuesday you give back.
Although more than 56% of KVCC students are of low-income*,
only 15% receive a scholarship from the Foundation.
Your gift will help us reach more students, transform more lives,
graduate more skilled professionals.
The Kennebec Valley Community College Foundation has joined #GivingTuesday™, a national effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.
Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the shopping season, #GivingTuesday™ will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support and help create a better world. Taking place December 1, 2015 – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – #GivingTuesday™ will harness the power of social media to create a national moment around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping.
The success of #GivingTuesday depends on people everywhere playing their part.
But what really matters to KVCC students is YOU!
Join the forward thinking movement by making a gift to the KVCC Foundation;
an investment in OUR future.
*Low-income is determined by the percent of all matriculated KVCC students receiving a Pell Grant during the Fall 2015 semester.
We give because we care.
We give to make a change.
We give to support organizations we love.
There are endless reasons to give this holiday season and endless stories.
"My interest in becoming an electrician stems from a love of working with my hands, needing to be intellectually challenged, and taking pride in a trade that will take years to master. I am very interested in alternative energy, particularly wind and solar. KVCC offers skilled training in alternative energy to better prepare their graduates for the workforce."
Ben Wolcott, Electrical Technology
"When I learned of receiving this scholarship, I have to confess that I fell out of my chair, I am so grateful for this award! Someone asked me once, what is your greatest fear in college? I thought about this for a moment, and I said, I think what I fear most is what a lot of students fear: that I am not smart enough, not good enough, that I'm in way over my head....
Then, I remember the moment when my life changed. I remember a wheelchair bound elderly lady that loved to listen to me play those old Scott Joplin jazz tunes on the piano at her nursing home. She was my number one fan! I remember the last time I saw her, I was wheeling her back to her room, she reached her hand out and stopped me and she said these simple words: "Zander you are a good man," and that was it, just those simple kind words. I didn't know what to exactly say, I thanked her of course. Something happened to me in that moment- it started off as a spark that turned into an idea that turned into a dream that is now becoming a reality. I began to believe in myself. Maybe I am smart enough. Maybe I can go to college.
Now I have completed one year of college; KVCC has helped me tremendously to work with my talents and goals. I thank you for believing in me and finding me worthy of investing in. I cannot thank you enough for giving me this honor, this reminder that I am good enough!"
Alexander Walz, General Science Health Occupations