Give to Lincoln Day

March 22, 2012 at 11:00am By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

Coming up on May 17 is Give to Lincoln Day, a one-day giving event put together by Lincoln Community Foundation. Mark your calendars.

If I heard correctly, some seventy local nonprofits have signed up so far to participate. Groups have through May 16th to get on board, although signing up earlier gives more time to set up and promote the organization.

The event is part competition and part cooperative effort to maximize visibility of area nonprofits. The competitive part is for $200,000 in matching grant funds offered up by Lincoln Community Foundation. But mostly it’s about raising awareness. Smaller nonprofits in particular benefit. Many small nonprofits, for example, don’t have an infrastructure set up to accept online donations. Give to Lincoln Day gives them that piece, not only for May 17 but also beyond.

Foster Care Closet logo

I will participate in Give to Lincoln Day on behalf of Foster Care Closet. We have set for ourselves a modest goal that will allow the Closet to serve approximately 200 kids with the funds raised through this event. In the coming weeks I’ll talk more about the Closet, its role in the child welfare system, and how far it is able to stretch donations while providing quality clothing. Which reminds me: we are looking for somebody who can provide video production capabilities to help the Closet tell its stories. If you or somebody you know can help, please let me know.

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