WHAT IS #GIVINGTUESDAY?
#GivingTuesday is a global movement held annually the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – this year on November 27, 2018. The effort goes along with Black Friday and Cyber Monday but, instead of encouraging people to shop for themselves, the idea is to give to others (whether that be a monetary gift, volunteer time, donated materials, etc.). Again this year, several Shiawassee area non-profit organizations are working together to celebrate #GivingTuesday, as a community under the collaborative hashtag of #raiseUPshiawassee.
HOW CAN I GIVE?
Nonprofits appreciate (and need) your gifts at anytime, but the emphasis with this campaign is to make online donations on Tuesday, November 27th. To give to any, some, or all of the organizations listed below, simply click on the “donate to . . ” button listed after their description and you will automatically be transferred to an online giving site – where you can also learn more about the focus of each group’s non-profit work. You may also participate by mailing in donations or dropping them off at each group’s office (make sure to designate the gift to go toward #GivingTuesday or #raiseUPshiawassee).
AND, as an extra added bonus, the Cook Family Foundation will be featuring one of the participating nonprofit organizations each business day in November on social media–AND will kickoff each featured nonprofit in their #GivingTuesday fundraising effort with a $500 donation and challenge! In addition, several of these nonprofits have found sponsors who will match online donations. So your online donation of $25 dollars becomes $50; $50 becomes $100. What may seem like a small donation to you, could mean a lot for these organizations that depend on gifts like yours to provided needed services to our community.
IS THERE MORE I CAN DO?
Some of the organizations offer opportunities for you to volunteer or give donated materials. To volunteer with any, some, or all of the organizations listed below, be sure to attend our community “Find Your Volunteering Soulmate(s) Event” at the Owosso Armory on Tuesday, November 13th, (click here for event information), generously sponsored by *United Way of Genesee County and the *Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce. If you are unable to attend the event, you may click on the “volunteer with . . ” button listed after their description and you will automatically be transferred to an online volunteer opportunity site – where you can also learn more about the focus of each group’s non-profit work. We would love for you to help us spread the word about #GivingTuesday and our own local community campaign, #raiseUPshiawassee, by sharing your gift with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or other social media outlets using the hashtag: #raiseUPshiawassee. It’s also a great way to shop for those you love who seem to have everything already. The organization that receives your generous gift will acknowledge your gift directly to you or to someone special for whom you’ve given.
*A huge thank you to our generous “Find Your NonProfit Soulmate(s)” event sponsors: