How many people does it take to make a difference? Just one. That person can be you...

By Lori Forte Harnick, general manager, Citizenship & Public Affairs

Today is a good day to remember that it takes just one person to have a positive impact on another person’s life. 

Today is #GivingTuesday and as part of our ongoing YouthSpark initiative, we’re rallying support for young people around the world. 

Would you like to make a difference in a young person’s life? If so, we’d like to help.   

Starting at 9 a.m. Pacific Time today, Microsoft will match donations — dollar for dollar — that are made to nonprofit organizations serving the needs of youth at We’re also offering Microsoft Store shoppers a $25 donation gift card with any purchase. 

How can you change a young person’s life? How can you help them get the education they need? Open doors to new opportunities? Spark their passion to discover and create and change the world for others? 

Find out today at and let us help…let us double the impact you can make today in a young person’s life.

Thank you.