The Scioto Foundation invites and encourages area residents to participate in #GivingTuesday again this year. The Foundation will offer a small partial match for any donation postmarked from November 25 – 29 or an online donation given November 29 in honor of #Giving Tuesday. Online donations may be made by visiting the Scioto Foundation website at www.sciotofoundation.org.
Donations to the Scioto Foundation can be earmarked for any endowment or scholarship fund established at the community foundation. The match will be calculated on the basis of a percentage set by the SF Board of Governors. Last year’s #Giving Tuesday brought generous contributions that helped to boost numerous funds at the Foundation. Now the Foundation hopes to encourage others to “pay it forward” on this day of giving.
#Giving Tuesday, a global initiative that promotes giving back to communities through charitable giving, is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving following special shopping attractions like “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday.”
The Scioto Foundation’s 2016 #Giving Tuesday appeal is based on the theme of “Share Your Love and Inspire Others.”
“Finding the perfect gift for a thoughtful person can be challenging. What do you buy someone who has everything, whose only desire is to make the community a better place?” says the Foundation staff’s message. “Share your loved one’s enthusiasm this holiday season by honoring that person with a donation that speaks to his or her heart. Give a little love this #Giving Tuesday, November 29.”
Further information about #Giving Tuesday may be obtained by contact the Scioto Foundation staff at (740) 354-4612.