December 01, 2015
Written by Tina Shaffer
Today is Giving Tuesday—a global day dedicated to giving back and a chance for you to help raise funds for the world-changing causes that matter most to you.
This year, we’re asking for your support of Destination Imagination participants worldwide.
Whether you were once a participant in Destination Imagination or have a friend or family member involved in the program, you have seen firsthand how DI has helped students walk away with life-changing skills and values.
What you may not know, however, is that the majority of our DI Affiliates are led and run by volunteers. This includes everyone from Affiliate Directors to Appraisers to Website Managers. In fact, some Affiliates spend more than $30,000 just to cover the costs associated with their Affiliate Tournament, including renting the space, printing programs, supplying awards, providing food for all of the tournament volunteers, and more. Just like Destination Imagination headquarters, our Affiliates rely on generous donations from supporters and corporate sponsors to help cover the costs associated with running DI as well as making the program as affordable as possible for teams. Affiliates also rely on funds to provide scholarships for graduating high schools seniors. That’s why today, Giving Tuesday, we encourage you to donate to Destination Imagination, Inc. or to your local DI Affiliate. With your help, we can continue to provide affordable programming that empowers children to change the world and learn the skills needed to become the next generation of creative thinkers, doers and innovators. Click here to donate directly to your local DI Affiliate. To donate to Destination Imagination, Inc., click here.
Looking for other ways to give back?
Volunteer your time! Our Affiliates are always looking for volunteers to help with everything from workshops to tournaments to managing teams. To contact your local DI Affiliate, click here.