The Spirit of Giving

Bucyrus Beautification Project gets new tractor

Posted by Amy Vaughn on Tue, Jul 28, 2020

Have you seen the gorgeous hanging flower baskets lining Sandusky Avenue through downtown Bucyrus? If not, make sure you take notice the next time you walk or drive through town.

Pictured to the right are Harold and Marylyn Strang, two of the more than 40 volunteers that water these lovely baskets throughout the late spring, summer, and early fall. Harold is driving the new Bucyrus Beautification project watering tractor that was purchased thanks to funding provided by the John Q Shunk Foundation, Tractor Supply Company in Bucyrus, and the Walmart Foundation.

 
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#Giving2sdayNow Results

Posted by Amy Vaughn on Tue, May 12, 2020

On Tuesday, May 5, The Community Foundation for Crawford County kicked off #GivingTuesdayNow, joining a global day of giving held specifically for the COVID-19 crisis response. Typically, there is only one #GivingTuesday in a calendar year, and it always occurs on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving; however, organizers felt an additional effort was needed this year to raise money for operational expenses during these uncertain and challenging times.

Here locally, the Foundation referred to their 2-day online fundraising event as #Giving2sdayNow. The Foundation provided the fundraising platform, and any nonprofit could register and use the site at no cost to them. In addition, the Foundation matched the first $25,000 raised online, and this match was increased to $35,000 thanks to the generosity of Doug and Renee Leuthold. The Foundation also covered all credit card fees.

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#Giving2sdayNow Gratitude

Posted by Amy Vaughn on Wed, May 06, 2020

The Foundation would like to thank all those involved with making #Giving2sdayNow a success. It is amazing to see the strength of our community when it comes together for a cause. Preliminary results show that our community managed to raise more than $57,700 online in just two days during these uncertain and difficult times to help our local nonprofits. Astonishingly, this total doesn’t even include the $35,000 in matching funds. If you add the matching money, more than $92,700 will be distributed directly back to the participating nonprofits for operating expenses!

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The End of #Giving2sdayNow Approaches

Posted by Amy Vaughn on Wed, May 06, 2020

You’re running out of time to make a donation during #Giving2sdayNow. We are in the last 4 hours of our event. If you haven’t had the chance to make your tax-deductible, charitable contribution to support one or more of our participating nonprofits, don’t wait – give now. 

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Charitable Giving Incentives

Posted by Amy Vaughn on Wed, May 06, 2020

 

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Support our local Crawford County nonprofits now

Posted by Amy Vaughn on Wed, May 06, 2020

It’s day two of our 2-day online giving event, #Giving2sdayNow. With a little over 12 hours left until the end of our event at 8 p.m. tonight, now is the time to show your support, if you haven’t already.

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#Giving2sdayNow - Become a Fundraiser or Give Today

Posted by Amy Vaughn on Tue, May 05, 2020

All of our participating Crawford County nonprofits need your help and support. Each one has partnered with the Foundation to participate in #Giving2sdayNow, a 2-day online giving event with the goal of getting these nonprofits much-needed operating funds NOW. The event will continue until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6th and will take place on our Network For Good platform website, https://cfcrawford.networkforgood.com.

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The CARES Act and Charitable Giving

Posted by Amy Vaughn on Tue, May 05, 2020

Did you know the CARES Act provides for some great incentives for philanthropic giving?

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Crawford County Nonprofits Need Your Help!

Posted by Amy Vaughn on Tue, May 05, 2020

All of these #Giving2sdayNow participating local nonprofits need your help.

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#Giving2sdayNow Match Increased from $25,000 to $35,000

Posted by Amy Vaughn on Tue, May 05, 2020

We are delighted and excited to announce that we are now matching dollar for dollar the first $35,000 raised online during our #Giving2sdayNow event. This increase in matching monies is possible because of the generosity of Doug and Renee Leuthold. They have generously donated an additional $10,000 to the original $25,000 match pledged by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees resulting in the total match amount of $35,000.

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Tags: Crawford County, Community Foundation, charitable contributions, Donate, philanthropy, Network for Good, foundation, TCF4CC, donors, Giving, volunteers, #GivingTuesdayNow, nonprofits, #Giving2sdayNow, fundraise