Giving Joy Day

Giving Joy Day is changing. Although we have canceled in-person Giving Joy Day events, we are still eagerly awaiting our annual tradition of Giving Joy Day on April 3.

What's new this year?


Please join us in serving immediate needs in local communities, including the urgent needs of our students. The EWU Student Emergency Fund supports students’ immediate needs like access to technology to continue their studies, food and childcare. We realize not all are able to give financially at this time. In any way that you choose to give joy on April 3, please use #givingjoyday to share the spirit of the day on social media.

How Can I Participate?

Give a Gift

On April 3, give a gift of any amount to any EWU fund that means the most to you.

Explore Funds

Give Joy in the Community

Use this day to inspire acts of kindness in our community, whether it’s complimenting a stranger, buying coffee for the next person in line, or volunteering.

Volunteer Opportunities

Become a Social Media Ambassador

It’s a privilege and an important job – share the day with your social media followers.

Get Involved

Share on Social Media

Share the message of #GivingJoyDay on your social media! Encourage your friends to make a gift and give joy.

Inspire Others

Challenge your friends, coworkers and business competitors to one-up you with random acts of kindness or dollars for EWU student success.


Facebook Profile Frames

Show everyone you’re supporting Giving Joy Day with a custom frame for your Facebook profile. Simply hover your profile picture and select “Update,” then “Add Frame” and search for “givingjoyday” to pick from one of three options. Need help?

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Example profile photos with Giving Joy Day frames overlaid on them