‘Give to Grow’ nets nearly $140,000
Giving has in fact continued to grow, as exemplified during the Greater Sabetha Community Foundation’s third annual Give to Grow Match Day, held Friday, Nov. 23, both online and in-person at a downtown Sabetha walk-in location. This year’s event raised a total of $138,065, the highest raised yet in the three years of Give to Grow.
At the walk-in site, donors registered for a drawing that awarded an extra $500 to the person’s chosen organization. Drawings took place every hour for eight hours, with prize money given away totaling $4,000.
By the end of the day, 365 monetary gifts by 141 individual donors totaling $$73,065.07 had been given. Average dollars given per donor was $518.19.
Added to the day’s total was $61,000 in matching funds, bringing the grand total distributed to 35 area non-profits and projects a little more than $138,065.
The top three non-profits receiving donations were the following: Sabetha Health and wellness, $23,975; Neighbor-2-Neighbor/Kids Kloset, $9,875; and The Main Event, $7,900.
Funds included the following: Sabetha Health and Wellness, Neighbor-2-Neighbor/Kids Kloset, The Main Event, Brown County Humane Society, GSCF Community Grants Endowment, SHS Industrial Arts/FFA Support, Friends of Mary Cotton Public library, Mary Cotton Library Endowment, USD 113 Foundation, Sabetha Community Health Foundation Endowment, Apostolic Christian Home, My Sisters House, Kanza Mental Health Foundation Endowment, Bring Back the Owl Campaign, Lakeside Terrace, SHS Booster Club, Community Animal Protection Society, Nemaha County Community Health Services, Sabetha Community Preschool, Sabetha Cemetery Association, Sabetha Music Boosters, Northeast Kansas Youth Sports Association, Nemaha County Training Center, Tara Ploeger Memorial Scholarship, PTO Classroom Enhancement Program Fund, Kansas Honor Flight, Greater Sabetha Community Foundation Operations Fund, Sabetha Economic Development Commission, Meals on Wheels Nemaha County, Sabetha Sharks Swim Team, Glacial Hills Business Resource Center, United 4 Youth, ARC Wild – Where Wild Things Teach, Sabetha Kiwanis Project, SHS Alumni Association, and Student STEAM Activity Day.
The entire leaderboard can be viewed at www.givetogrowday.com. This website was developed specifically for Give to Grow and will not be active again until next year’s event.
GSCF will hold a Community Celebration Gala on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2018, at The Main Event to honor the charitable organizations in the area, celebrate the community and celebrate the Give to Grow Match Day.
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.