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.

IS THERE MORE I CAN DO?

  1. Attend our community “Find Your NonProfit Soulmate Event” at the Owosso Armory on Tuesday, November (TBD, either the 12th or 19th), (click here for event information), generously sponsored by *United Way of Genesee County, and the *Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce, with advertising and promotion provided by the *Cook Family Foundation#raiseUPshiawassee video generously sponsored by the *Shiawassee Community Foundation.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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,
  4. 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. 

DONATE TO THE ARC SHIAWASSEE

VOLUNTEER WITH THE ARC SHIAWASSEE

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DONATE TO CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF SHIAWASSEE & GENESEE COUNTIES

VOLUNTEER WITH CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF SHIAWASSEE & GENESEE COUNTIES

The Child Advocacy Center offers hope and healing for children & families affected by abuse. 

DONATE TO CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER

VOLUNTEER WITH THE CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER

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

DONATE TO DEVRIES NATURE CONSERVANCY

VOLUNTEER WITH THE DEVRIES NATURE CONSERVANCY

Help Us Help our community. 

DONATE TO DOWNTOWN OWOSSO FARMERS MARKET

VOLUNTEER WITH THE DOWNTOWN OWOSSO FARMERS MARKET

We saved Durand’s historic depot with your help. 

DONATE TO DURAND UNION STATION, INC

VOLUNTEER WITH THE DURAND UNION STATION, INC

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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.

DONATE TO THE FRIENDS OF THE SHIAWASSEE RIVER

VOLUNTEER WITH THE FRIENDS OF THE SHIAWASSEE RIVER

#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 

DONATE TO GIRLS ON THE RUN-MID MICHIGAN

VOLUNTEER WITH GIRLS ON THE RUN-MID MICHIGAN

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

DONATE TO GREAT START

VOLUNTEER WITH GREAT START

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!

DONATE TO THE CLOTHESLINE

VOLUNTEER WITH THE CLOTHESLINE

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.

DONATE TO THE MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION

VOLUNTEER WITH THE 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

Help us put a new roof on the Gould House!

DONATE TO OWOSSO HISTORICAL COMMISSION

VOLUNTEER WITH OWOSSO HISTORICAL COMMISSION

Please help fund our scholarships to music students!

DONATE TO OWOSSO MUSICALE

VOLUNTEER WITH OWOSSO MUSICALE

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Funding provides support for Earn While You Learn Program, to restock and expand free literature on healing and encouragement, and marketing to raise awareness.

Giving the Gift of Time for Persons with health challenges and Caregiving Families. Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee’s goal is to raise $$$ to serve 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 provide shelter to survivors of domestic & sexual violence . #MySafeCenter

DONATE  TO SAFECENTER

VOLUNTEER WITH SAFECENTER

Please Donate to the Shiawassee Arts Center!

DONATE TO SHIAWASSEE ARTS CENTER

VOLUNTEER WITH SHIAWASSEE ARTS CENTER

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!

DONATE TO SHIAWASSEE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

VOLUNTEER WITH SHIAWASSEE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

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DONATE TO THE STEAM RAILROADING INSTITUTE

VOLUNTEER WITH THE STEAM RAILROADING INSTITUTE

There’s a Y in every family! Help us make space in the Y for every family. Your donations help us renovate to create two ADA accessible family locker rooms! Will you be one of our 100 donors??

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 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. 

DONATE TO SHIAWASSEE HUMANE SOCIETY

VOLUNTEER WITH SHIAWASSEE HUMANE SOCIETY

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DONATE TO THE STEAM RAILROADING INSTITUTE

VOLUNTEER WITH THE STEAM RAILROADING INSTITUTE

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