Nonprofits and community members come together for #GivingTuesdayNWO
Northwest Ohio community donates over $1.9 million in one night
The community of Northwest Ohio came together Tuesday, Dec. 3, to celebrate #GivingTuesdayNWO, and their generosity generated over $1.9 million in donations to nonprofits across the country.
“I am humbled by the feeling of joy coming away from this year’s Giving Tuesday event,” said Shari Beck, Everence® Financial Consultant and host of #GivingTuesdayNWO. “With over $1.9 million in gifts raised to impact our community, the best it yet to come.”
The event featured 10 local nonprofits including Archbold Fish Pantry, Black Swamp Arts Council, Buckeye Border Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Care & Share Thrift and Gift, Compassion Medical Clinic, CPC Women’s Health Resource, Defiance Dream Center, Growing Hope Farm, It All Matters and Stand for Truth.
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 Founder’s Hall at Sauder Village, was coordinated by Everence as a way to encourage generosity – an Everence core value.
Last year, #GivingTuesdayNWO generated $1.6 million for local nonprofits.
Meet the 2019 Difference Makers
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 financial professionals. 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.