Hillsdale, Michigan – December 8, 2020
Hillsdale County residents came together at the Hillsdale County Community Foundation’s Great Give to make it a great day of giving. As a community, donors demonstrated the importance of generosity through acts of giving. Together, The Great Give brought in $144,192, including public donations of $119,192 and bonus pool funds from the Community Foundation totaling $25,000.
On December 1st, The HCCF hosted the Great Give on Giving Tuesday, a globally recognized day that aims to celebrate the spirit of philanthropy through giving. Although socially distanced, families, individuals, and businesses came together to make a difference in Hillsdale County.
The Great Give took place at a new location this year, 182 W Carleton Dr. in Hillsdale. Throughout the day, several local nonprofits had the opportunity to collect donations on location and connect with each other. In addition to public donations, each year the Community Foundation comes up with ways for participating agencies to earn bonus funds. New this year, HCCF provided incentives for “pre-giving”, meaning gifts received prior the Great Give event.
During the day, the participating non-profits could receive donations from 9am until 4pm. With the event being closed to the public, online gifts were encouraged this year using the HCCF website, www.abouthccf.org. Gifts were also received through a new drive-thru option at the new location. In total, 658 contributions were received throughout the day.
The following agencies participated in The Great Give: CAPA, CASA, Domestic Harmony, The Greater Hillsdale Humane Society, Helping Hands PRC, Hillsdale County Senior Services Center, Hospice of Hillsdale County, and St. Peter’s Free Clinic. The Hillsdale County Community Foundation sincerely thanks everyone who aided in furthering the mission of participating organizations while maximizing the impact of their contributions during the Great Give event.
The Hillsdale County Community Foundation was established in 1991 “For good. For ever.” As a community grant-making foundation, it provides seed money to organizations and institutions that have identified problems and have designed constructive action programs aimed at solutions. A majority of the Foundation’s grant making is focused on the areas of youth, leadership, philanthropy and volunteerism.
Caitlin Sterling, Marketing/YOUTH Program Officer
Hillsdale County Community Foundation