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, #raiseUPshiawasseeby 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.

 

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

 

 

DONATE TO DOWNTOWN OWOSSO FARMERS MARKET

VOLUNTEER WITH THE DOWNTOWN OWOSSO FARMERS MARKET

 

 


DONATE TO DURAND UNION STATION, INC

VOLUNTEER WITH THE DURAND UNION STATION, INC

 

 

 

 

#GirlsontheRun inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident with a fun curriculum that creatively integrates running. Our #GivingTuesday goal is $3000 to change 20 lives! #RaiseUpShiawassee #GirlPower https://www.gotrmidmichigan.org/Donate

DONATE TO GIRLS ON THE RUN-MID MICHIGAN

VOLUNTEER WITH GIRLS ON THE RUN-MID MICHIGAN

 

 

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DONATE TO FRIENDS OF THE SHIAWASSEE RIVER

VOLUNTEER WITH THE FRIENDS OF THE SHIAWASSEE RIVER

 

 

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OWOSSO COMMUNITY PLAYERS

DONATE TO OWOSSO COMMUNITY PLAYERS

VOLUNTEER WITH THE OWOSSO COMMUNITY PLAYERS

 

 

Giving the Gift of Time for Caregiving Families www.respitevolunteers.org

DONATE TO RESPITE VOLUNTEERS OF SHIAWASSEE

VOLUNTEER WITH RESPITE VOLUNTEERS OF SHIAWASSEE

 

 

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Last year, SAFECENTER provided 5,789 nights of shelter to survivors of domestic & sexual violence at $12.50/night. Help us continue this service and be where the abuse ends & the healing begins. #MySafeCenter

DONATE  TO SAFECENTER

VOLUNTEER WITH SAFECENTER

 

 

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DONATE TO SHIAWASSEE ARTS CENTER

VOLUNTEER WITH SHIAWASSEE ARTS CENTER

 

 

Join the YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL as we shop, wrap, and deliver Christmas gifts to 120 local children. Together, we can brighten the holidays for low-income families in Shiawassee County.

DONATE TO SHIAWASSEE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

VOLUNTEER WITH SHIAWASSEE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

 

 

Delivering More than a meal! Sponsor 5 meals for $25. If the goal of $1,000 is reached it would fund 200 meals.


DONATE TO SHIAWASSEE COUNCIL ON AGING

VOLUNTEER WITH SHIAWASSEE COUNCIL ON AGING

 

 

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SHIAWASSEE HOPE’s goal is to raise $3,133.44, a year’s worth of lot rent


DONATE TO SHIAWASSEE HOPE

VOLUNTEER WITH SHIAWASSEE HOPE


 

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