Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Show your support for Shenandoah County nonprofits who work tirelessly in our community to assist individuals and families in their time of need.
Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, charities, families, businesses, and individuals around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
Last year, #GivingTuesday had 2.4 million social media engagements, and a total of $177 million was donated on #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday was started in 2012 and fashioned after the Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday events. It was a natural fit to add #GivingTuesday to follow those big shopping days.
Shenandoah County has many caring citizens and on #GivingTuesday we will show that #ShenCoGives. This is the first year the Chamber and many of our nonprofits are participating in #GivingTuesday.
“#ShenCoGives is a way the Shenandoah County Chamber can help direct donors and promote the good work of our local nonprofits that are participating in #GivingTuesday. We hope this campaign can make more of an impactful difference together than our nonprofits already do individually,” shared Niki Wilson, Chair of the Chamber’s Nonprofit Council and Valley Health’s Foundation Director of Development.
On this day, the Chamber’s Nonprofit Council invites you to join us in helping these participating community organizations. Take a few minutes to visit their websites, read their personal stories of what your giving does; and look for their #GivingTuesday or local hashtag to make your donation and show you care:
American Cancer Society: www.RelayForLife.org/ShenandoahVA #givemorebdays #shencorelay
Family Promise: http://shenandoahfamilypromise.org/
Friends of the North Fork: http://fnfsr.org/donate/ #NorthForkGiving
NSV Financial Education Program:
Response: http://www.responseva.org/hopeandhealing #Hope&Healing
Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter: allianceforshelter.com #SASGivesMinutes
Shenandoah Community Health Clinic: www.shenclinic.org #Health4Shenandoah
United Way of NSV: https://www.unitedwaynsv.org/donate #onevalleyunited
Sherry Arey, Executive Director of Family Promise shared this story on how donations help their organization: “Family Promise is full of angels! I am a 68 year- old grandma and suddenly got custody of 3 of my grandchildren. They were 3, 2 and 1 when we came into the program. All the people at the churches just gave us so much love and support. Everybody helped me with everything and now we are in an apartment. The two older kids go to Head Start and we are doing great!”
Rachel Hadeed, Shenandoah Community Health Clinic shared this story: “Drug abuse has ravaged Jake’s family. He witnessed his mother’s death. He now cares for his younger siblings. He works two jobs after school so he can buy groceries for the family. Your donations help Jake and others like him who rely on counseling and other health services from our new school-based Free Clinic.”
Karen Poff, Senior Extension Agent with the NSC Financial Education Program shared that “Many folks can’t afford even the small $15 fee for our six-lesson money management series. Your gift will help someone learn skills to improve their family's financial stability.”
“The money raised by the American Cancer Society helps fund ground breaking cancer research and fund programs that help cancer patients and their families. Our goal is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer and we couldn’t do it without the help of communities like Shenandoah County!” shared Whitney Minnick, Community Development Manager with the Southeast Region of the American Cancer Society.
“Financial dependency keeps many survivors of domestic abuse from permanently leaving abusive relationships because they don't have the means to get away or meet their basic needs once they've left. Donations help us provide necessities such as food, clothing, financial support and assistance with transportation and medicine. It seems small but these contributions allow enough financial independence to provide our clients with a chance to leave and stay away,” shared Lynn McKee, Volunteer Coordinator with Response.
“One of the biggest barriers to accessing housing services is having access to the Centralized Housing Intake Line. Shenandoah Alliance is helping to overcome that barrier by giving phone minutes,” shared Sheila Orndorff, Executive Director of Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter.