It’s everyone’s favorite time of year—our annual CollegeXpress Gives Back Giveaway. A full week of giving back to charities around the country and awesome students like you! This week, we’ll be celebrating the holiday season with you by offering a new chance to win and give back to a different charity each day. This year’s giveaway will take place on Instagram @CollegeXpress from Monday, December 11 to Friday, December 15. Daily winners will receive a $100 Amazon gift card and get to choose a prize from our special CX Amazon gift bag. Plus, we’ll also donate $100 to our charity of the day in your honor!
Before you hop over to Instagram to answer the first challenge question of the week, learn more about the amazing charities we’ll be giving back to this year. Also, don’t forget to bookmark our calendar to unlock each day's new question. We hope you join in on the fun and happy holidays!
Get to know our charities
For this year’s edition of CX Gives Back, we were really thoughtful with our charity choices. We wanted to not only help great causes but also show the CX community that we care about you and the things that impact you most. Here’s what to know about the great organizations we chose to donate to this year.
- Mental Health America: This amazing organization helps the mental health and well-being of all people throughout the US via education, research, advocacy, public policy, and direct service. Their work is informed, designed, and led by the lived experiences of those most affected by mental health concerns.
- Girls Who Code: CollegeXpress is passionate about women in STEM—and so are the people at Girls Who Code. This organization is working toward closing the gender gap in new entry-level tech jobs through on-campus activities, online resources, and campaigns. In fact, they say they’re “building the world’s largest pipeline of future female engineers.”
- Teach for America: Teach for America supports education for students of all ages by helping them develop leadership skills, creating a network of support, and more. The organization believes that “every young person deserves a relevant, engaging education and the power to choose their own future,” and we couldn’t agree more.
- Make-A-Wish: Make-A-Wish is a well-known charity that often works with Disney to grant wishes to children with critical illnesses worldwide. Since 1980, these two powerhouse companies together have granted wishes for more than 150,000 children. In fact, according to Make-A-Wish, “Historically, one out of every two wishes granted in the US has been a Disney wish.”
- Kids In Need Foundation: The Kids In Need Foundation advocates for equal education for all students through their commitment “to creating equitable learning environments for teachers and students in under-resourced communities.” Just $1 donated to this charity amounts to $24 worth of supplies for teachers and their students.
Gives Back contest FAQs
When is the giveaway?
This year’s giveaway runs from Monday, December 11 to Friday, December 15, and each day is a giveaway independent from the day before or the day following. The deadline to enter each day is 11:59 pm ET, and the winner will be chosen the following day. (Friday’s winner will be chosen and contacted the following Monday, but the deadline to enter will remain the same.)
How can I win?
Complete the daily challenge listed on the calendar before midnight, and we’ll choose one random winner from that day’s participants. We’ll contact the winner the next morning through Instagram DMs, so be sure to check your inbox and revisit our social pages for updates.
Can I enter and win more than once?
You can complete the daily challenge question and enter the giveaway each day this week, but you can only win once. You can also only enter once per day; multiple comments will not increase your chances of winning. Keep returning to our calendar or Instagram page every day to try again if you don’t see a DM from us in your Inbox!
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Good luck to all our participants! We look forward to giving back to you and deserving people in need every year. Don’t forget to follow us everywhere on social media @CollegeXpress to stay up-to-date with our giveaway!
Check out the CX Gives Back Giveaway Calendar to get started on a fun week of challenges and prizes!