Yesterday – #GivingTuesday – was such an exciting day! We love seeing people get so caught up in the spirit of giving that they inspire others.

Here are 4 things that made our hearts sing on #GivingTuesday!

1. Fusion Alliance challenged new supporters to donate by matching the first $500 in new gifts. We met our match! Thank you to all supports, new and old, who supported us on #GivingTuesday.

Mrs. Awe's Class

2. We followed along with Mrs. Awe’s class at Prairie Trace Elementary School in Carmel on Twitter as they engaged in acts of compassion all day long in order to support the kids at School on Wheels. And Mrs. Awe transformed those acts of compassion into dollars donated. What an amazing way to engage kids in giving back!

3. Shelly Hansen, one of our tutors, donated lip balm from our Amazon wishlist and let her friends know by sharing her #unselfie on instagram! Lip balm is just one of the items our kids have specifically asked for and they will be so excited to have that important item this winter season.

4. FitzMark, a best-in-class logistics service provider, has a tutoring team that works with School on Wheels students each Wednesday at the Julian Center. On Giving Tuesday they took the opportunity to multiply the impact they already have by providing a generous donation and sharing about our mission on their blog! Thanks for being such a great partner!

We smiled all day long as we saw the spirit of giving take over on social media. No matter who you supported on #GivingTuesday, we thank everyone for your generous spirit and for making our world a better place.

Did you support our students yesterday and we missed it? Let us know in the comments below!

If you still want to get involved, it’s not too late! You can always make a donation or check out our #10DaysofGiving campaign (even though it ends today, it gives you lots of ways to give back as you complete your daily tasks all year long)!