‘Grow your gift’ to local causes

Those wishing to make a charitable donation and see it matched will have 31 funds to choose from during the Greater Sabetha Community Foundation’s second annual Give to Grow Match Day slated for next Friday, coinciding with Sabetha’s long-running Window Opening event. Last year’s first-ever Match Day generated more than $132,000 through nearly 400 gifts for 20 funds.

This year, more than $40,000 in matching funds has been made available by donations from local businesses and individuals. Until matching funds run out, every donation between $25 and $1,000 will be grown by at least 50 percent — or more, depending on the organization or project. ADM (Crosswinds) will match all donations of $100 or more that are made by their employees.

From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, anyone who would like to donate to one or more of the organizations, projects or funds can do so in person at 905 Main Street in downtown Sabetha. Online donations — at www.GiveToGrowDay.com — given between midnight and 11:59 p.m. also will be matched.

In addition to the matching funds, the GSCF Board is throwing in some extra green to make things interesting. At the in-person location, one individual donor who has made a gift will be randomly chosen every hour to win extra green for the charity of his or her choice.

Funds to choose from include the following: Apostolic Christian Home, Brown County Humane Society, Community Animal Protection Society, Friends of Mary Cotton Public Library, Glacial Hills Resource Conservation and Development, GSCF Community Grants, GSCF Operations, Kiwanis Project, Kanza Mental Health Foundation, Lakeside Terrace, Nemaha County Meals on Wheels, My Sister’s House, Neighbor 2 Neighbor, Nemaha County Community Health Services, Nemaha County Training Center, Northeast Kansas Youth Sports Association, PTO Classroom Enhancement Program, Sabetha Cemetery Association, Sabetha Community Preschool, Sabetha Community Health Foundation, Sabetha Economic Development Commission, Sabetha Health and Wellness, Sabetha Sharks Swim Team, Sabetha Music Boosters, SHS Booster Club, SHS Industrial Arts/FFA Support, SWPRSC Educational Support, The Main Event, United 4 Youth, USD 113 Foundation and USD 113 Foundation Tara Ploeger Scholarship.

Each organization is limited to $1,000 in matching funds, with the exception of the Kanza Mental Health Foundation, Neighbor 2 Neighbor, Sabetha Health and Wellness, SHS Booster Club and The Main Event. These five funds have additional Challenge Matches, which increases the amount available for those funds.

Gifts can be made by cash, check or online using a credit card. All donations are tax deductible charitable contributions. An insert with more information and a donor form can be found in this week’s Herald.

About GSCF

The Give to Grow Match Day is sponsored by the Greater Sabetha Community Foundation, which is a vehicle for people of all means to make a lasting difference in their local community. All donations are tax deductible and help fund local projects or existing nonprofits.

GSCF — an affiliate of Greater Manhattan Community Foundation — was established in 2015 and is operated by a 13-member board of directors.

GSCF can assist other organizations or people with ideas for community projects as well as help individuals establish donor advised funds which allows a donor to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax benefit and make personal planned giving decisions over time.

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<p>Amber Deters is Co-Editor of The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2005. She specializes in school board, election and legislative reporting, as well as photography and page and advertising design. Amber is a 2005 Kansas State University graduate with a degree in journalism and mass communications, print journalism sequence.<br /> She lives in Sabetha with her husband and three children.</p>

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