WHAT IS #GIVINGTUESDAY?

#GivingTuesday is a global movement held annually the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – this year on November 27. 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?

  • Click on the “donate to . . ” button listed after the description of one, or more(!), of the groups listed below 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.
  • Stop by. 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).
  • Get a match. 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. 
  • Many small gifts can make a big impact.  What may seem like a small donation to you, when added with others, will mean a lot for these organizations.  They depend on gifts like yours to provide needed services to our community.

 

IS THERE MORE I CAN DO?

  1. Attend our community “Find Your NonProfit Soulmates Event” at the Owosso Armory on Tuesday, November 13th, (click here for event information), generously sponsored by *United Way of Genesee County, the *Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the *Shiawassee Community Foundation.
  2. Volunteer, by clicking on the “volunteer with . . ” button listed after their description.  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. 
  3. Share the news of your donation.  On social media, announce your gift, tell why you love the group you supported, and use #GivingTuesday and #raiseUPshiawassee,
  4. Make a gift.  A donation to a local charity is 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.

 

WE APPRECIATE YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT FOR THESE COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS BELOW, 
 THANK YOU HELPING THEM TO: 

 

The Arc is dedicated to empowering people with developmental disabilities in our county. Tobey House needs repairs of $15k to continue offering a place to call home in our community.

DONATE TO THE ARC SHIAWASSEE

VOLUNTEER WITH THE ARC SHIAWASSEE

 

 

 

 

The Child Advocacy Center offers hope and healing for children & families affected by abuse. Help us raise the last $5k for forensic equipment to interview over 200 children every year. #HopeAndHealing

DONATE TO CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER

VOLUNTEER WITH THE CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER

 

 

 

DNC has 136 pristine acres & over 4 miles of trails to enjoy. What we lack are accessible bathrooms. Help us open our facilities to all by donating to our #Number1andNumber2Priority.

DONATE TO DEVRIES NATURE CONSERVANCY

VOLUNTEER WITH THE DEVRIES NATURE CONSERVANCY

 

 

 

Help Us Help our community. Your donation of $50 will produce 250 lbs. of food for those in need. The Market and community garden are coming together to support and promote healthier lifestyles.

DONATE TO DOWNTOWN OWOSSO FARMERS MARKET

VOLUNTEER WITH THE DOWNTOWN OWOSSO FARMERS MARKET

 

 

 

We saved Durand’s historic depot with your help. Now it’s time for a refresh. Help us raise $8,000 to paint our walls and refinish our floors, because after 115 years anyone could use a facelift!

DONATE TO DURAND UNION STATION, INC

VOLUNTEER WITH THE DURAND UNION STATION, INC

 

 

 

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The Friends’ stream team program gives students hands-on, boots-in river experience. Your generous gift will go toward our goal of $1,800 – funding 6 school groups’ exploration of river life in 2019.

DONATE TO THE FRIENDS OF THE SHIAWASSEE RIVER

VOLUNTEER WITH THE FRIENDS OF THE SHIAWASSEE RIVER

 

 

 

#GirlsontheRun inspires girls to joy, health, and confidence with a fun curriculum that creatively integrates running. At $150 per girl our #GivingTuesday goal is $3K to change 20 lives! #GirlPower

DONATE TO GIRLS ON THE RUN-MID MICHIGAN

VOLUNTEER WITH GIRLS ON THE RUN-MID MICHIGAN

 

 

 

Memorial Healthcare Foundation wishes to spread “Good Health” by selling poinsettias for yourself or a patient of Long Term Care, Hospice & Cancer Care, and raise $2,000 for Health Care Programs.

DONATE TO MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION

 

 

 

Play a Starring Role! Your giving ensures OCP and the Lebowsky Center remain a vital part of the community for many years to come. GIVE youth confidence. GIVE talent opportunity. GIVE family and friends live entertainment. GIVE community a source of pride! #keepthelightson

DONATE TO OWOSSO COMMUNITY PLAYERS

VOLUNTEER WITH THE OWOSSO COMMUNITY PLAYERS

 

 

 

Giving the Gift of Time for Persons with health challenges and Caregiving Families. Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee’s goal is to raise $9K to serve 20 Caregiving Families for 1 year.

DONATE TO RESPITE VOLUNTEERS OF SHIAWASSEE

VOLUNTEER WITH RESPITE VOLUNTEERS OF SHIAWASSEE

 

 

 

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Help SafeCenter continue to be where the abuse ends & the healing begins. We provided 5,789 nights of shelter last year to survivors of domestic & sexual violence at $12.50/night. #MySafeCenter

DONATE  TO SAFECENTER

VOLUNTEER WITH SAFECENTER

 

 

 

Donate to the Shiawassee Arts Center’s SMARTS (Senior Mobile ARTS) Program & help us reach our goal of $3,000 to fund scholarships for 20 desiring seniors for a year ($5/class for 30 classes). Come on–show us your SMARTS!

DONATE TO SHIAWASSEE ARTS CENTER

VOLUNTEER WITH SHIAWASSEE ARTS CENTER

 

 

 

Join the Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council as we shop, wrap, & deliver Christmas gifts to 120 kids. Your donation of $35 will provide gifts to preserve the magic of the season for 1 child in Shiawassee County.

DONATE TO SHIAWASSEE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

VOLUNTEER WITH SHIAWASSEE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

 

 

 

The Council on Aging’s Meals on Wheels program delivers more than a meal – Wellness/Safety check & Conversation. Every $5 = 1 meal Goal $1k = 200 meals.


DONATE TO SHIAWASSEE COUNCIL ON AGING

VOLUNTEER WITH SHIAWASSEE COUNCIL ON AGING

 

 

 

There’s a Y in every family! Donate to the Shiawassee Family YMCA to help include every family in our programs. Every $50 raised will allow 2 additional children to be included in our youth programs.

DONATE TO SHIAWASSEE FAMILY YMCA

VOLUNTEER WITH SHIAWASSEE FAMILY YMCA

 

 

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Pleasant Valley Impact Center provides opportunities that empower residents of this trailer park to live creative, productive, and hopeful lives.  Help us to raise one year of rent ($3,133.44) to continue this community-building work through Shiawassee Hope.


DONATE TO SHIAWASSEE HOPE

VOLUNTEER WITH SHIAWASSEE HOPE

 

 

 

Shiawassee Humane Society pets should be comfy, happy & healthy. Our goal of 30 Kuranda pet beds @ $75 & 10 cat trees @ $135 for a total of $4K. Anything above goes towards special needs pets.

DONATE TO SHIAWASSEE HUMANE SOCIETY

VOLUNTEER WITH SHIAWASSEE HUMANE SOCIETY

 

 

 


 

*A huge thank you to our generous “Find Your NonProfit Soulmate(s)” event sponsors: