We’re just a few days away from Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season, but we’re already looking ahead to next week.
Next Tuesday, November 27 is #GivingTuesday, a day to focus on giving back. While there are many great causes to support on #GivingTuesday, we hope that you will consider College Kids, our children’s savings account program for kids in St. Louis public and charter schools. If you donate next Tuesday, the 1:1 Fund will double your gift, dollar-for-dollar up to $500.
Our goal is tiny, but mighty: $1,000 in 24 hours. Funds raised will be deposited directly back in to students accounts in the form of bonus deposits, or incentives. While the Treasurer’s Office provides the first $50 deposit for every account, we rely on private donations to fund earned incentives. Families can earn incentives for good attendance ($1 for every week of perfect attendance), a dollar for dollar match for the first $100 a family deposits per school year, and $5 for participating in financial education courses. Our incentives are designed to help families grow their savings account, even if they’re not able to deposit their own money.
To donate, click here.