Today is #GivingTuesday – a movement that celebrates giving and encourages more, better and smarter giving during the holiday season.

Please consider donating to Friends of YALSA, and encourage your friends, family and colleagues to do the same. Each year, donated funds support over $16,000 in member scholarships, grants and stipends, including a Spectrum Scholarship and Emerging Leader.

This year, YALSA’s Giving Tuesday goal is to raise $5,000. We are offering a raffle for everyone who donates to FOY on Tuesday, November 30th.  Every donation will be entered into a raffle for one of the following prizes.

  • A Virtual Visit for your classroom from author Jennifer Mathieu. She is the author of Devoted, Afterward, The Liars of Mariposa Island, and The Truth About Alice, the winner of the Children’s Choice Teen Debut Author Award. Her 2017 novel Moxie is being developed into a film by Amy Poehler for Netflix.
  • A set of signed books from author Brenden Kiely which include All American Boys (with Jason Reynolds), Tradition, The Last True Love Story, and The Gospel of Winter. His most recent book is The Other Talk: Reckoning with Our White Privilege.

Individuals can donate to FOY in the following ways:

  • Credit card via the ALA’s secure site. (pre-populated with the default amount, but can be changed)
  • Mail: use the printable form (PDF). Mail it with your donation to – Friends of YALSA, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60601.

I am giving to Friends of YALSA today to support an organization that has done so much for me and the teens I serve. I have greatly benefited from all the resources available through membership, including serving on committees and YALSA’s Board of Directors. YALSA has directly impacted and improved my ability to serve teens at my organization and my ability to lead. Please join me in donating today!

Kate Denier
YALSA Fiscal Officer

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