Plainview Area Endowment to participate in Giving Tuesday fundraiser

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Plainview Area Endowment to participate in Giving Tuesday fundraiser

November 19, 2018 News 0

There’s Black Friday, Shop Local Saturday, Cyber Monday and in the past 10 years, nonprofits have added Giving Tuesday to the list of some of the busiest shopping days of the year.

On Tuesday (Nov. 27), the Plainview Area Endowment hopes to take advantage of Giving Tuesday to raise money to make a difference in the surrounding communities.

There will be donation booths set up at Amigos and United Supermarkets Tuesday from noon to 8 p.m.

The purpose of the endowment, according to the endowment’s website, is to provide support for addressing the needs around the community. In recent months, the organization has provided grants to several area nonprofit organizations like the YMCA and The Salvation Army, to name a couple. The endowment also provides grants and scholarships for local teachers and students.

The foundation’s goal is to raise $30,000 during the fundraiser next Tuesday.

“We appreciate generous contributions,” said Mark Warren, vice chairman of the Plainview Area Endowment.

The Plainview Area Foundation’s fundraiser is a part of the #GivingTuesdayLBK fundraiser, said Michelle Tosi-Stephens, executive director of the Lubbock Area Community Foundation. “Giving Tuesday is a nationwide movement,” she said.

It was brought to the area in 2014 by the leader of a Lubbock nonprofit. Every year since, leaders of area nonprofits devote the entire Tuesday after Thanksgiving to raising funds for their organization.

The Plainview Area Foundation joined the movement too, Tosi-Stephens said. Though the fundraiser is called #GivingTuesdayLBK, money raised in Plainview will stay in Plainview. The Plainview Area Foundation’s drive is affiliated by name only and it’s one of four organizations around the region that participates in the #GivingTuesdayLBK fundraiser like that.

There are 64 area nonprofits participating in the fundraiser this year, including the Plainview Area Foundation, she said. People interested in donating can give directly to an organization of their choice or can give to the fund for it to later be divided among each of the fundraiser participants.

Tosi-Stephens emphasized that money raised in Plainview would stay with the Plainview Area Endowment.

Warren said: “All it is is taking a little bit from everybody and spreading it out for the greater good of the community.”

Source: Plainview Herald

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