To celebrate #GivingTuesday on December 1, Autodesk University is enabling program attendees to donate to two nonprofits supported by the Autodesk Foundation as part of their online registration process. The University is also facilitating on-site donations. Autodesk will be matching all funds raised on-site and through registration. The chosen organizations are:
- Proximity Designs: This enterprise applies user-centered design principles to create affordable products and services for farmers in rural Myanmar. Their products help families living in extreme poverty boost their income and improve their quality of life.
- Build Change: This organization designs disaster-resistant homes and schools in emerging nations, then trains builders, homeowners, engineers, and government officials to build them. In the process, they help local residents develop marketable skills that give them greater control over their long-term safety and economic security.”
In addition to providing financial support, Autodesk also hosts volunteer opportunities for the Foundation’s grantees. This year’s organization is e-Nable, a global community of digital humanitarians who design, fabricate, mass-customize, and distribute 3D-printed hands and arms for children born without limbs or those who’ve lost a hand or arm due to illness or trauma.
Learn more about Autodesk’s #GivingTuesday initiative and volunteer opportunities.