Giving Tuesday is quickly becoming the largest day of charitable giving for nonprofit organizations. In fact, Giving Tuesday 2017 successfully fundraised more than $300 million for nonprofits across the world! The campaign, which relies heavily on digital outreach, received more than one million total social media mentions and approximately 21.7 billion social media impressions.
Giving Tuesday 2018 takes place on November 27th, directly following Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday.
In the Boyne Area, there are a number of amazing nonprofit organizations in need of your help and support. Here are a few chamber member nonprofits you could consider giving to on Giving Tuesday, November 27th. Simply click on the links provided to donate to your favorite nonprofit in the Boyne Area and be a part of what makes our community so special.
Don't forget to post about your favorite organizations on social media, using the hashtag: #givingtuesday.
Boyne Area Gymnastics, Inc. is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization committed to offering and promoting positive, healthy activities for children. Our mission is to nurture the physical, mental, and emotional development of children and young adults, to educate them on the importance of physical fitness throughout one’s life and provide the opportunity for self-expression through gymnastics. Over 400 children participate annually. Programs are offered not only at our facility in Boyne City but also in Gaylord and Charlevoix. After nearly 20 years in our gym, we have begun an expansion and remodeling project. To help make this project a success, please support us with your donations, mail to: Boyne Area Gymnastics, 611 Beardsley St., Boyne City, MI 49712. Please visit our Facebook page for updates.
The mission of the Boyne Area Free Clinic is to provide health care, with respect and dignity, to underserved Charlevoix County residents, with the help of qualified medical volunteers and staff. We are a small group of dedicated citizens attempting to help those that do not have the means to help themselves receive basic medical care. We feel that all persons have a right to accessible health care and the knowledge it takes to prevent illness. We support a holistic approach to health care that encompasses the social, environmental, economic and spiritual aspects of life. We are independent and are not affiliated with governmental, religious any other community agency.
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Camp Quality Michigan serves children with cancer and their families by providing year-round programs, experiences and companionship at no cost. Our mission is to “let kids with cancer be kids again”. Every child deserves an unforgettable camp experience – the chance to run, laugh and play with other children. Camp Quality Michigan works every day to ensure that quality time is created for these children and their families, because we all know that we cannot control the quantity of time we have. Together with your support we can help a child with cancer regain a normal childhood filled with laughter, adventure and family. Please visit our website for ways that you can help.
Challenge Mountain connects children, youth and adults with special needs to life-enhancing recreational opportunities including adaptive skiing, equine therapy, ropes challenge course, adaptive biking, sailing and SPIRIT Day Camp. 100% of your donation directly supports recreational and cultural opportunities for individuals living with disabilities. Along with the income generated through the Challenge Mountain Resale Store, our programs are offered at little or no cost to participants and their families. At Challenge Mountain we believe that all people, regardless of ability, should have opportunities to experience life and adventure, and in doing so realize their personal value, strengths and abilities. The challenges faced and support discovered in these experiences help people become stronger individuals and community members. You can make a difference by supporting the Great Things that Happen Together at https://challengemtn.org/donate/
The Charlevoix Area Humane Society's mission is to practice and promote the principle that every life is precious. As such, we are committed to the highest principles of humane care and professional treatment of injured, ill, neglected or abused animals.
Dedicated to the protection and care of all animals, the Charlevoix Area Humane Society is an independent non-profit 501(c)3 no-kill animal shelter that has been serving pets and their humans in Charlevoix County since 1974. We rely almost exclusively on donations and fundraisers to help the animals of Charlevoix County and beyond.
We are currently in fundraising mode to construct a surgical clinic for in-house spay and neuters and other medical procedures. Saving the shelter as much as $50,000.00 a year in outsourcing medical expenses. To help, please visit our website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Charlevoix Conservation District’s mission, since 1948, is to protect the natural resources of Charlevoix County through partnership, community outreach and landowner support. This year marks our 70th year of service to the residents and landowners of Charlevoix County. Our programs include shoreline, habitat and farmland preservation, and educational workshops for youth and adults.
In an effort to increase educational opportunities, as well as visibility, the Charlevoix Conservation District is fundraising to build a Community Resource Room. Though construction has begun, $12,500 in funds is still needed. To help with the total project cost of $31,500, please visit our website.
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An employer of choice is one in which people desire and choose to work for. It attracts people to it and has a culture that makes it hard for people to leave because it is such a great place to work. Employees are actively engaged and are genuinely concerned about the health of the company. Char-Em United Way is supporting a Business Resource Network (BRN) in our community. The BRN provides a success coach to work with at risk employees, keeping them actively working and engaged. ROI for employees utilizing the coach includes a 96% retention rate. Help us make it a reality!
Create Community Arts Studio is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts and social service organization with a mission of providing arts-based programing to enrich and strengthen the lives of families in northern Michigan. Our vision is to provide time, space and materials in an open studio, allowing children and families to experience free expression and personal growth.
Whether you are passionate about the arts or want to provide children with innovative programing, we invite you to partner with Create! Your tax deductible donations provide high-quality studio materials and arts education programs while keeping class prices affordable for families in our community. Find a donate button on our website and FaceBook Page.
The Friends of the Boyne River created the Boyne River Nature Area to highlight the importance of a wetland to the health of a river. The Nature Area has turned out to be a lovey walk in the woods, a good lunch spot and access to the river for wading and fishing. The part that is missing is educational signage explaining the benefits of a wetland such as how a wetland helps a river to be healthy, how the wetland helps with flooding and what plants and animals live in a wetland. We will be using donations to help with this signage project. Click here to learn about how to donate.
Good Neighbors Food Pantry provides food for a Thanksgiving meal to more than 160 families in need, and at Christmas we provide food for a Christmas meal to more than 50 seniors. We are seeking funds to help with this project in 2018. Each family receives a gift card at Family Fare for a turkey or meat of their choice, plus all the ingredients for a nourishing meal: potatoes, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, other veggies, bread, fruit, and dessert. Your gift of $25 will provide a complete holiday meal for a family of five! Click here to donate.
This summer The Lake Charlevoix Association commissioned a survey of the entire shoreline of Lake Charlevoix. The survey was conducted both by summer interns in kayaks and by drone photography with the goal of identifying problem areas such as erosion and significant nutrient loading as well as assessing greenbelt quality. Over this winter the data generated by the surveys will be analyzed. Donations to support this project can be made by clicking this link.
Time is love, above all else. It is the most precious commodity in the world and should be lavished on those we care most about. – Sydney J. Harris
These words ring true, especially to those served by Hospice of Northwest Michigan. We could use other partners in our mission. People who can share their resources to help facilitate unfunded needs that patients and families may face. A donation in any amount will support this heartbreaking but vital work. Time is love. Time is precious. Gifts are great, but some folks would choose presence over presents. For them, maybe plan to spend time in the new year together and use the money instead to sponsor ‘wish list’ items. The moments and memories you create will be more treasured than any gift; the donation, delivered through the hands of the Hospice of Northwest Michigan team, will help families in crisis realize that time is love. Go to: www.hospicenwm.org/time-is-love to make a donation.
Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital
We work every day to advance and enhance the quality of health and wellness in the communities we serve in northern Michigan. At Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital, doctors, nurses, technicians, staff, and volunteers focus on providing high quality care and creating a safe environment. We ask: “How can we do this better?” and “What is best for our patients?” In support of our mission to provide quality care and promote community health, funds received from #GivingTuesday 2018 will go to support innovation and equipment, patient needs, and Munson Hospice. Click our gift link to donate.
Northern Michigan Equine Therapy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to equine assisted therapy using the healing nature of a horse as a therapeutic tool enhance independence, self-confidence, and quality of life. With a horse's guidance and support, our Hippotherapy (equine assisted occupational therapist), HorseSense, and at-risk youth programs are offered by licensed professionals and equine specialists to provide the community with the best quality of service to those in need. As an outpatient rehabilitation facility using equine assisted therapy and the natural movement and demeanor of a horse to help with physical, emotional, and mental challenges, our promise is simple, horses heal humans. Please visit our website for more information on our services. Thank you for your support! #nmequine #nmet #horseshealinghumans #givingtuesday
Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity has built over 40 homes in our community since opening in 1990. This year we have built four new houses in Emmet and Charlevoix Counties, and we are just getting started! Habitat is so much more than building homes. We build to help our neighbors create a solid foundation for their lives, to create a stronger community, and to help solve the housing crisis so many of our residents face. Help support us as we continue to build in partnership with local families and individuals. To donate visit our Facebook Page.
Raven Hill Discovery Center works hard to connect science, history and the arts for all ages. FREE Second Saturdays have been happening every second Saturday of the month, since 2010. FREE stands for “Families Reaching for Educational Excellence”. These special days allow families to find out what we are all about, as well as offering access to families who can’t otherwise afford to visit the Center. FREE Second Saturdays provide informal learning opportunities for everyone. Your support is much appreciated to keep FREE Second Saturdays happening for our community. Use the “donate” button on our website: www.MiRavenHill.org
Sail Charlevoix (Lake Charlevoix Mariners, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable educational organization, dedicated to supporting the development and access to youth and adult sailing opportunities for our community. Since 1985, we have served hundreds of students every year, many of whom wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to access Lake Charlevoix without our affordable programs and two (Boyne City and Charlevoix) locations. To keep everything running smoothly, we rely on the generosity of our community. There are many ways to support us, such as cash or equipment donation, volunteering or sponsorship. NEW for #GivingTuesday 2018 is our Life Jacket Campaign where our goal is to replace our loaner life jackets for students that don’t have their own. Learn more about Sail Charlevoix and our #GivingTuesday campaign at sailcharlevoix.org.