We are stronger when we come together to improve our community. This November 27, on #GivingTuesday, Shiawassee County residents have an opportunity to help support 17 community organizations. This collaborative effort, working under the hashtag #RaiseUpShiawassee, provides a connection to each nonprofit so a citizen can make a donation or find volunteer opportunities. To find a list of these community nonprofits, along with links, go to our #GivingTuesday web page.
All of the organizations involved have made it easy to give online, although checks and cash are also accepted. The Cook Family Foundation is offering a challenge grant of $500 to each nonprofit, and several of the organizations have secured other pledges to match donations. So, your small gift may become bigger when matched and in combination with others.
Volunteers are needed as much as money, and each of the 17 organizations has defined some specific volunteer opportunities for Giving Tuesday. You can find them online, or at community event on November 13. On that day all of the nonprofits will be at The Armory on Water Street in downtown Owosso. You can meet with someone in person, learn more about the organization, and find specific volunteer opportunities. Also, you can look online at the United Way’s Shiawassee Serves website and sign up to volunteer.
Also, on November 27, Giving Tuesday itself, there will be a number of places to volunteer, take a giving action, or learn more about each organization. Look for the Raise Up Shiawassee sign in front of a nonprofit, or visit their website or Facebook page for details. Each of the nonprofits will be active on Facebook and other social media. You can visit our Facebook page, find us on Twitter @ShiaNPCB, or search for the hashtag #RaiseUpShiawassee to find specific ways you can help out.
Thank you to Representative Ben Frederick and to our partners in this effort: The Shiawassee Community Foundation, Genesee (Shiawassee) United Way, the Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce, the 17 local nonprofits who are part of #raiseUPshiawassee and you, the donors and contributors to a stronger community.