Give Thanks November

Give Thanks November

November is a month of gratitude and thanks. The Ohio University Alumni Association is partnering with the office of Annual Giving to challenge Ohio University alumni to give back in different ways. Each week of November will feature a different cause for alumni and the community to support such as local food donations, veterans & military appreciation, and supporting alumni-owned businesses.


    Nov. 1– 9: Food Pantry Donations

    Donate non-perishable food items to the Athens, or your local, food bank; donate your time to a community soup kitchen or food initiative; or give back to the Cats' Cupboard (on-campus food pantry).


    Nov. 10–16: Veterans & Student Military Appreciation

    Participate in an online letter campaign to show thanks and support for the student and alumni veterans as well as active military members of the Ohio University family. Your letter will be displayed in the new Veterans Lounge in Baker Center. You can also donate to the Student Veterans and Military Services Student Scholarship fund.


    Nov. 17–23: Emergency Funds

    Support friends and neighbors faced with unexpected emergencies or crises. Donate warm clothing items and other essentials to an Athens or local shelter; donate your time to a local emergency response initiative; give blood; or give back to OHIO’s Student Emergency Fund.


    Nov. 26-28: Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday

    Check out the Bobcat Neighborhood on the Bobcat Network and show your support for alumni owned businesses.

More Ways to Get Involved

Looking to connect to an organization and get involved with Give Thanks November? Log into Ohio University’s GivePulse network (using your Facebook or Google login), and join the "Ohio University Alumni" group. Then, click the "Explore" link in the header (upper left) to find opportunities in your area. Whether you’re in Athens, Chicago, Tampa, or Los Angeles, GivePulse can help you find meaningful ways to volunteer and give back during "Give Thanks November" — close to home!


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November 29

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