Halfway through #GivingTuesday, CSU community raises almost double last year’s donations

Ellie Mulder

Colorado State University is celebrating #GivingTuesday, an annual online trend that promotes giving during the holiday season, by collecting donations for Rams Against Hunger and other local causes.

As of about 4 p.m. Tuesday, CSU’s Office of Annual Giving had raised about $18,411 from 243 people, said Thea M. Rounsaville, the assistant director of annual giving. On last year’s Giving Tuesday, the University raised about $10,000 from 125 people.

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Every little bit helps and goes directly toward providing healthy and nutritious meals from the Colorado State University dining centers to students struggling with food insecurity,” states an e-mail sent to students.

Throughout 2014, the University raised $50,729 for Rams Against Hunger and provided 6,975 meals.

Donations can be given online or by texting the word TUESDAY to 51555.

A video about Rams Against Hunger posted on the CSU Annual Giving Youtube page.

Collegian News Editor Ellie Mulder can be reached at news@collegian.com or via Twitter @lemarie.