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CAP to Celebrate #GivingTuesday; Make an Impact with Matching Funds

This #GivingTuesday, Nov. 27, Civil Air Patrol will celebrate giving by committing funds for cadet programs and aerospace education.

Because of a generous donor to Civil Air Patrol, the first $10,000 donated will be matched dollar-for-dollar, according to CAP’s chief of philanthropy, Kristina Jones.

“Our goal is to Create America’s Future…Today! by providing scholarships for cadets, character and leadership development for youth, and providing access for teachers’ to AE curriculum and STEM kits,” Jones said.

Interested in joining CAP’s initiative? You can donate through CAP’s #GivingTuesday portal or at www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com/giving2018.

Civil Air Patrol is also positioned to receive gifts from two other donation platforms. Donations on Facebook and PayPal will be matched beginning begin at 8 a.m. Eastern time (5 a.m. Pacific time) Nov. 27 until $7 million in donations is reached for all nonprofit campaigns. Donations to the Crowdrise platform will allow Civil Air Patrol to compete with other nonprofits for up to $300,000 in prizes.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.

For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website or Facebook page  or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on Twitter.

CAP supports America's communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development and promotion of air, space and cyber power. Formed six days before Pearl Harbor to mobilize the nation's civilian aviation resources for national defense service, CAP has evolved into a premier public service organization that still carries out emergency service missions when needed — in the air and on the ground.

As a Total Force partner and the U.S. Air Force auxiliary, CAP is there to search for and find the lost, provide comfort in times of disaster and work to keep the homeland safe. Its 61,000 members devote their time, energy and expertise toward the well-being of their communities while also promoting aviation and related fields through aerospace/STEM education and helping shape future leaders through CAP’s cadet program.

#GivingTuesday was founded in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y – a community and cultural center in New York City.