Five University of Nebraska at Kearney groups are among more than 120 area organizations participating in the Kearney Area Community Foundation’s 24-Hour giving day called Give Where You Live on December 4.
Give Where You Live is a one-day fundraising event that benefits charitable causes and supports nonprofits in the Kearney area. The goal is to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars in one day by encouraging residents to support their favorite charities.
UNK groups participating include: Campus Kitchen Project, Loper Gridiron Club, Loper Wrestling Legacy Fund, Museum of Nebraska Art and University of Nebraska Foundation.
“This was such a huge success last year, so we are bringing back the 24-hour giving day. We are committed to our mission of promoting the spirit of charitable giving and effectively responding to the community’s needs,” said Judi Sickler, executive director of the Kearney Area Community Foundation. “We believe that the Give Where You Live campaign accomplishes just that.”
Last year, the first year for a 24-hour giving day in Kearney, the event raised more than $453,214. Donations came in from 1,156 unique donors who made more than 2,316 different gifts for 99 organizations/causes.
“We were blown away; this is such a generous community,” said Julie Ann Stepanek, event coordinator and assistant director of the Kearney Area Community Foundation. “We think it will be even bigger and better this year.”
How it Works
On December 4, donors go to the website: www.givewhereyoulive.razoo.com and look at the list of local nonprofit organizations registered for the giving day. If online giving doesn’t fit the donor’s style, they may stop by the Kearney Area Community Foundation office at 412 W. 48th St., Suite 12 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. to donate with cash or a check. The Foundation will also be able to accept gifts of grain or stock.