Dear Friends and Supporters:
Another "Black Friday" is upon us and some of you may be in the process of purchasing gifts for the holiday season or taking advantage of the big deals. In the midst of all the chaos, we wanted to reach out to you and ask you all to remember the college students, particularly the students of color, that are in your life.
Often, in the busyness of the Thanksgiving weekend we can forget to engage with college students in our lives. Instead of checking in on them and supporting them, we bombard them with difficult questions or ignore them. This year, the Black Friday College Fund (BFCFund) is asking you to partner with us in being intentional about supporting them.
I know for myself, the transition to college was a challenging time. I left everything that I knew to move to an unfamiliar place, and where I knew no one. That first semester of my college career was challenging and isolating. This weekend you may be seeing some of your college students for the first time since they left home. This is a great opportunity for you to encourage them.
Remind them that they are safe to
share their challenges and struggles with you.
Take full advantage of this holiday weekend, but also remember to support your students throughout the year. The BFCFund wants to help you support the college students in your life by providing you with two powerful resources.
First, if you donate $34 or more any time from Black Friday through Giving Tuesday, we will send you a set of greeting cards that can be used to support a college student or anyone else. This is just a small token of our appreciation for your generous financial support of the BFCFund. Our fundraising goal for this holiday season is $2000 and we only need 59 people to donate $34 each to reach our goal. The BFCFund is asking our supporters to give at least $34 in memory of Gabe Scheller's 34th birthday which will be on #GivingTuesday this year. You can support us by visiting our website at bfcfund.org.
Second, we will launch a digital calendar next month that provides you with 12 meaningful activities for you to support your college students, one for each month of the year.
Will you join us in supporting the college students in your life this year by making a $34 donation today?
Black Friday College Fund President