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Archive for April, 2010

United Way St. Croix Valley Give 10, Tell 10 for Basic Needs Campaign

United Way St. Croix Valley is running its Give 10, Tell 10 for Basic Needs Campaign April 8 – May 15, 2010 as part of a larger effort to raise money to close a $90,000 shortfall in last fall’s United Way fundraising campaign.

United Way St. Croix Valley’s Board of Directors has pledged to donate a $1,000 match for the first $1,000 raised in the campaign.

United Way St. Croix Valley is asking people to donate $10, and pass the campaign information to 10 friends.  An easy way to forward the campaign on to friends is through sending out links to their informational YouTube video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70LdOxNKxm4

United Way St. Croix Valley Executive Director John Coughlin explained the importance of closing the financial gap in the campaign.  “We will need to reduce funding to most agencies by at least five percent given where we stand at this time.  Our hope is that we may be able to restore some of the funding if our series of small fundraising efforts over the next several months are successful.  Our partner agencies are seeing increased demand for services but have fewer resources to help those in need.”

“The United Way Board is stepping up and pledging the matching money because we understand how critical the need is right now,” Board President Tonya Lathe said. “We hope we can encourage others to give by pledging ourselves.”

To donate online, visit United Way’s website at unitedwaystcroix.org.

To donate by check, please mail your donation to:

516 Second Street, Suite 214B

Hudson, WI 54016

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World Give Day Fundraising Events

World Give Day is partnering with more non-profit organizations all over the world everyday!  All of our partners are working hard to raise awareness for World Give Day and funding for their causes.  Here are a few of the fundraisers that some of our newest partners are holding.

AmeriFace, the largest support network for the cleft/craniofacial community, has started a High Five fundraising campaign. Operating with no paid employees, including staff members, your donations go directly to serving the needs of patients and their families through AmeriFace‘s toll-free hotline, printed support materials, national outreach programs and referrals to qualified cleft/craniofacial teams.  Visit ameriface.org/highfive to donate $5 in honor and support of the thousands of AmeriFace volunteers all across the country.

Have Dreams aspires to help children with autism improve their abilities to learn, function independently, and socialize so that they may realize their full potential and develop into contributing members of their communities.  Have Dreams is hosting a Piggy Bank fundraiser, in which they are giving out Piggy Banks to raise money. Currently, they are at $7,702.78 and their goal is $30,000!   Please contact David Murray at dmurray@havedreams.org for more information!

On June 5, 2010, Family Promise of Greater Toledo will host the Give Them Shelter Walk for Toledo’s homeless.  The walk will help raise awareness of the reality of family homelessness in the Toledo area. All proceeds will support Family Promise of Greater Toledo in providing invaluable services to help families secure, maintain and sustain long term housing.  For more information on becoming a walker or a sponsor, visit givethemsheltertoledo.org.

Visit our partner page to see a complete list of World Give Day partners and learn more about their fundraising activities!  You can also support your favorite causes by spreading the word through Facebook and Twitter, volunteering your time and, of course, donating!

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