Giving Tuesday In Saline: Make Your Donation Count, Even More
The 10th annual GivingTuesday takes place Nov. 30 and it's a way to support organizations doing great things in the world - including right here in Saline.
GivingTuesday was created in 2012, on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, as a way to encourage people to do good before the holidays. In the US last year, people and corporations donated $2.47 million in 24 hours as 13 percent of adult participation participated by gifting money, time, skills and goods.
Right here in Saline, there are organizations that can use your GivingTuesday support. Wait until Tuesday to donate - because many organizations have matching donors for GivingTuesday.
Saline Area Social Service (link)
Saline Area Social Service provides a food pantry and other services for local residents in need.
If you donate $20 or more at the Reinhart Realtors office (1020 E. Michigan Ave ) you'll receive a dozen cookies. In addition, the Reinhart Charitable Foundation is matching the first $10,000 in donations.
Robison Bahnmiller is also matching donations.
Foundation for Saline Area Schools (link)
The Foundation for Saline Area Schools supports educational initiatives in the Saline school district. You can donate online by clicking here.
Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic (link)
Support Saline's renowned youth fiddle band with a GivingTuesday donation. There are all kinds of incentives, from simple acknowledgment in the newsletter having your business logo on all the band's t-shirts and publicity material. Click here to donate.
Saline Main Street (link)
Saline Main Street's mission is to support the growth and health of downtown Saline. They do so with promotions, events, grant-writing, and other activities. To donate, click here.
Poured Out (link)
Founded by Saline native Carlee Greene Adams, Poured out began as a relief effort to find food, water and shelter for people after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. After becoming sick drinking contaminated water, Carlee and Steve Adams decided to help solve Haiti's clean water crisis. Today, they have expanded their mission to also include disaster relief in America. Donate by clicking here.
ChadToughDefeat DIPG Foundation (link)
The ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation funds the most innovative, promising research on DIPG, which is underfunded compared to most cancers. The foundation is powered by parents who have faced a pediatric brain cancer diagnosis with their own children, many of whom have unfortunately passed away. ChadTough is named in honor of Chad Carr, a fun-loving Saline-area boy who, on Sept. 23, 2014, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). He bravely fought for 14 months before gaining his angel wings on Nov. 23, 2015.
Saline Area Senior Center (link)
The Saline Area Senior Council (and the center it operates) works to enrich the lives of senior citizens through programs and activities that will be beneficial in promoting good health, education, referral services, community outreach and social programs.
Do you know of any other Saline organizations taking GivingTuesday donations? Add them in our comments below.