#GivingTuesday - A Global Day of Giving

December 1, 2016

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Entering it's fifth year, the event is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. 

This year the event raised $168 million in charitable donations worldwide, topping last year's tally by 44%. Volunteers also pledged thousands of hours to assist their neighbors and those in need.  Such amazing generosity is bringing about real change in communities around the world and spotlighting the impact individuals can have working with nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses, and corporations.

Of course, charitable organizations need help all year long.

Bechtel partners with FIRST® , Junior Achievement, DiscoverE, and Engineers Without Borders. These organizations promote education or use engineering and construction skills to improve the quality of life.

To volunteer with or support one of these organizations, please visit their websites: 

  • DiscoverE  Sustains and grows the engineering profession through volunteering, education, and outreach to students.
  • Engineers Without Borders Supports community-driven sustainable design and development programs around the world.
  • FIRST® Inspires people to be science and technology leaders through mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills.
  • Junior Achievement® Educates kids about workforce readiness,  financial literacy, and entrepreneurship. 
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