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Start Your Holiday Season with a Gift to Benefit Many
WHAT IS #GIVINGTUESDAY?
#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that is held annually the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – this year on December 3rd. Millions of people all over the world come together to champion the causes they believe in and to support the communities in which they live. 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 nonprofit groups listed on the group’s collective website, being handled (with no fees whatsoever) at: www.unitedwaygenesee.org/raise-shiawassee. 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. 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.
Volunteer, by clicking on the “volunteer with . . ” button listed after the description of the nonprofit(s) you may feel a connection with. You will automatically be transferred to an online volunteer opportunity site, Shiawassee Serves– where you can also learn more about the focus of each group’s nonprofit work.
Share the news of your donation. On social media, announce your gift, tell why you love the group you supported, and use the hashtags: #GivingTuesday and #raiseUPshiawassee,
Make a gift in memory or in honor of someone special. 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 that special someone 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.
Don’t hold it! Donate toward our goal of $3k to help us add handicap accessible bathrooms to the DeVries Nature Conservancy classrooms & nature center. 3,000 visiting schoolchildren will thank you! #Don’tHoldIt #GottaGo #raiseUPshiawassee
The Friends is expanding its educational programs for school-aged youngsters using hands-on, boots-in river activities. Our goal of $3,500 will help pay for staff & water exploration materials – opening the eyes/minds of nature’s future caregivers.
#GirlsontheRun inspires girls to activate their #limitlesspotential and boldly pursue their dreams. Our $3K goal will gift confidence to 20 local girls. YOU can make an impact: https://www.gotrmidmichigan.org/donate #raiseUPshiawassee #GivingTuesday
We believe every child deserves a Great Start! Please help us raise at least $8000 to provide scholarships for families that cannot afford to send their child to preschool. Donate now to invest in Shiawassee County’s future! #GSPIF #RaiseUpShiawassee
We distribute >200#s of FREE, CLEAN 🧼 clothing donations MONTHLY! Laundry costs=$3/load! $5,000 for water 💦, indoor plumbing 🚽, & a washer/dryer will give us extra ⏰ and $ to do MORE! #raiseUPshiawassee with #HelpUsWashUP!
By opening your ❤, MHC Foundation can open a door to out of town families receiving medical care in Owosso. Buy a poinsettia for yourself, or gift one to a patient of Long Term Care, Hospice, or Cancer Care, to help us raise $5,000 to cover lodging costs.
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
You can help the YAC raise $1k to assemble 50 “Essentials Kits” filled with basic necessities for homeless people visiting Shiawassee County’s new shelter. Donate today to be part of this #RandomActsOfKindness project to #RaiseUpShiawassee!
Pleasant Valley Impact Center provides opportunities that empower residents of this trailer park to live creative, productive, and hopeful lives. Help us to continue this community-building work through Shiawassee Hope.