Do you want to support a cause you care about? Giving Tuesday is the perfect opportunity! Created in response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is also a time for people around the world to support the organizations they love. This year, you can support YALSA by participating in the Virtual Silent Auction, or by simply making a donation to the Friends of YALSA (FOY). FOY funds are used to support over $16,000 in member scholarships, grants, and stipends, including a Spectrum Scholarship and Emerging Leader.

The Virtual Silent Auction is open now! You can support YALSA’s work by bidding on items like signed books, virtual author visits and fun YALSA swag! The auction opened on Black Friday, November 25, 2022, and closes on Thursday, December 1, at 5:00pm central. All proceeds will go to the Friends of YALSA (FOY). Visit the auction site and see what’s available to bid on: YALSA Virtual Silent Auction 2022

If you aren’t interested in participating in the silent auction you can take advantage of the inspiration of Giving Tuesday to donate directly to Friends of YALSA with the donation button on the Silent Auction site. “Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good” and “is a global generosity movement that unleashes the power of radical generosity around the world” according to Donating to a cause that matters to you, like YALSA, is a powerful way to support others in the field and help ensure that the work YALSA does can continue! Please consider donating on Giving Tuesday!

Gail Tobin,
YALSA Financial Advancement Committee Chair

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