Nonprofits and community members come together for #GivingTuesdayNWO
Northwest Ohio community donates over $1.6 million in one night
People who live and work in Northwest Ohio came together Tuesday, Nov. 27, to celebrate #GivingTuesdayNWO, and their generosity generated over $1.6 million in donations to nonprofits across the country.
“We are so humbled by the many people who helped make our corner of Ohio something truly special,” said Shari Beck, Everence® Financial Advisor and host of #GivingTuesdayNWO.
The event featured local nonprofits including Adriel Foundation, Children’s Lantern, Fulton County Humane Society, Habitat for Humanity of Fulton County, Hannah’s Socks, Northwest State Community College, Revive Ohio, Rock Forward, Sara’s Garden, Sauder Village, Shalom Counseling & Mediation Center, Sufficient Grace Ministries, Sunshine Foundation and Youth for Christ.
Gifts had to be made to any 501(c)(3) to receive part of the $500,000 in matching dollars made available by local businesses and individuals. This event, held at Northwest State Community College, was coordinated by Everence as a way to encourage generosity – an Everence core value.
About #GivingTuesday: #GivingTuesday is celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday rel="noopener noreferrer" kicks off the charitable season, a time for many people and businesses to focus on their end-of-year and holiday giving. Learn more.
About Everence: Everence helps individuals, organizations and congregations integrate faith with finances through a national team of advisors and representatives. Everence offers banking, insurance and financial services with community benefits and stewardship education. Everence is a ministry of Mennonite Church USA and other churches. Learn more.