‘Twas the night before Giving Tuesday, when all through the sector,
Not a nonprofit was stirring, not even the perfectors.
The donation pages were up, but simple and spare,
In hopes that donors upon donors soon would be there....
November 28th is #GivingTuesday, which means it's a day to give to others through the gift of your time, donations, goods or your voice.
Developed six years ago in response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season. You've probably heard of it because it's grown into a global movement!
But even though #GivingTuesday is a global movement, one of the best ways to get involved is right here in our own community, and Golden Belt Community Foundation is making it easy for you to do just that, while DOUBLING your impact!
On November 28th, Golden Belt Community Foundation will award $25,000 in matching funds to local organizations in proportion to the total raised on #GivingTuesday. In other words, if $200,000 is rasied and Catholic Charities brought in 10% of the total donations, then Catholic Charities receives 10% of the matching funds!
There are three ways to participate with accomodations for those who locally, or across the state and country:
- Click here to give online right now at www.goldenbeltcf.org
- Give by Mail. Download the Giving Tuesday Donation Form here. Select the Catholic Charities Endowment Fund and/or any other organizational funds that you wish to support and mail it in with your check. Checks should be made out to the Golden Belt Community Foundation with Catholic Charities (and/or any other organization) in the memo line. Donations must be received or postmarked no later than November 30, 2017.
- Give in person at one of the following giving locations on November 28th:
Golden Belt Community Foundation
Hoisington Chamber of Commerce
Larned Chamber of Commerce
Donations are tax deductible. Call 620-792-3000 for gifts of grain, stock, IRA rollover and other non-cash gifts prior to giving. Checks must be made payable to Golden Belt Community Foundation with GIVING TUESDAY noted in the memo line. A separate form (available by clicking here) is available for you to select Catholic Charities, or one of many other endowment funds. You'll receive a gift acknowledgement during or after the event. Click here for additional details about this event.
.....We thanked every donor on our activity wall,
We were just so relieved they had answered our call.
A bundle of cash all meant for our cause,
We were so touched, that it made us take pause......
Having reached our goal, I headed home for the evening,
I returned to my chair thinking, “Now, I can rest easy,”
When I heard a ping from my phone—I jumped up with fright,
But it was just another donation to top off our night. (click here for the full poem!)