HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - After several days of blockbuster deals designed to have shoppers to spend, spend, spend, Tuesday brings the opportunity to give.
Here in the Tennessee Valley, the University of Alabama in Huntsville is hosting its first-ever #UAHDayofGiving.
[UPDATE: Jennifer Brost from UAH reports the university received a total of $7,425 during the 24 hour fundraiser! "We are excited about that," she wrote.]
Here's background on how it played out during Giving Tuesday:
It's a new fundraising effort that invites UAH alumni, students, faculty, staff and community supporters to join the global movement by making a one-time online donation in support of the university.
Organizers say social media will play a large part in #UAHDayofGiving. Donors can follow Facebook and Twitter for updates on what has been raised.
The university's goal is to raise $25,000.
Students are also encouraged to stop by the lobby of Charger Union from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday to write thank you cards to donors or have their pictures taken to commemorate the first #UAHDayofGiving.
Donations can be designated to any area of the university, including a specific college, scholarship, program, or sports team.