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Annual Give Where You Live Giving Day is First Thursday in December

Annual Give Where You Live Giving Day is First Thursday in December

KEARNEY, NE – The Kearney Area Community Foundation is launching the seventh annual 24-Hour giving day called “Give Where You Live” on December 5, 2019.  This year, $113,500 in challenge match funds and prizes will be awarded to nonprofits participating in Give Where You Live.

This community-wide event will benefit a record-breaking 165 charitable organizations and causes in and around the Kearney area that improve the quality of life for Kearney area residents!  Since its inception in 2013, Give Where You Live, led by the Kearney Area Community Foundation, has raised more than $4 million for local nonprofits.

What is It?

Give Where You Live is a one-day fundraising event on December 5, 2019, that will unite donors in the Kearney area to support nonprofits and improve our quality of life. Give Where You Live is a community effort powered by the Kearney Area Community Foundation that encourages area nonprofits to build their capacity, find new donors, and identify new funding streams. KACF’s goal is to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars in one day by encouraging local residents to support their favorite charities.

Give Where You Live has been such a huge success the last six years!  We are committed to our mission of promoting the spirit of charitable giving and effectively responding to the community’s needs,” said Judi Sickler, President/CEO of the Kearney Area Community Foundation. “We are proud that the annual Give Where You Live campaign accomplishes just that!”

Last year, the sixth year for the 24-hour giving day, raised a record-breaking $1,040,784 on December 6, 2018, which included prizes, match monies and other incentives.  Donations came in from a wide variety of donors who made more than 5,392 different gifts for 163 organizations/causes.  “We were blown away; this is such a generous community,” said Sickler.  “We are optimistic that it will be even bigger and better this year – wouldn’t it be great to hit the $1 million mark again!

“The Kearney area has raised more than $4 million in the last six years through the Give Where You Live campaign!”, Sickler added.

How it Works

On December 5, communities in the Kearney area will come together online and off for 24 hours of generosity. Every donation made during Give Where You Live will help qualify the organization for prize money and awards, furthering the impact of the donor’s investment.

Today, donors can go to the website:  www.givewhereyoulive.net and look at the list of local nonprofit organizations registered for the giving day. Donors can begin making online gifts today through midnight December 5.  If online giving doesn’t fit the donor’s style, they may stop by the Kearney Area Community Foundation office on Thursday, December 5, at 412 W. 48th Street, Suite 12, from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to donate with cash or a check.  The Foundation will also be able to accept gifts of grain or stock.