Monthlong Effort Culminates With Day of Giving on #GivingTuesday Dec. 3
WATERTOWN — Twenty-seven nonprofit organizations have joined to participate in the 2019 #giveNNY campaign, a local effort that works to unite tri-county nonprofits in a day of giving on the international #GivingTuesday, Dec. 3. All nonprofit organizations in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties were invited to participate as partners.
The following nonprofits are participating in this year’s campaign:
- ACR Health, Watertown
- Antique Boat Museum, Clayton
- Association of the Blind & Visually Impaired of NNY, Watertown
- Carthage Area Hospital Foundation, Carthage
- CHJC, Watertown
- Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Foundation, Ogdensburg
- Clayton Opera House (TIPAF), Clayton
- CREDO Community Center, Watertown
- Hand In Hand Early Childhood Center, Lowville
- Hospice of Jefferson County, Watertown
- JRC Foundation, Watertown
- New Day Children’s Center, Watertown
- North Country Family Health Center, Watertown
- Orchestra of Northern New York, Potsdam
- Planned Parenthood of the North Country, Watertown
- Samaritan Medical Center Foundation, Watertown
- Save The River, Clayton
- SPCA of Jefferson County, Watertown
- St. Lawrence County Historical Association, Canton
- Thousand Islands Area Habitat for Humanity, Watertown
- Thousand Islands Land Trust, Clayton
- United Way of NNY, Watertown
- Volunteer Transportation Center, Watertown
- Watertown Family YMCA, Watertown
- Watertown Lyric Theater, Watertown
- Watertown Urban Mission, Watertown
- WPBS TV, Watertown
The Community Foundation will match all gifts to the campaign up to $10,000. Participating nonprofit organizations benefit through an equal share of gifts made to the campaign distributed as grants from the Northern New York Community Foundation. The Foundation is also stewarding all gifts made to this year’s campaign with opportunities to give online or through traditional methods. An online giving portal is now open at nnycf.org/givenny. Gifts may also be mailed to 131 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601.
“We are encouraged that we are able to help more charitable efforts this year through this new partnership.” said Rande Richardson, Northern New York Community Foundation executive director. “We hope this year’s success will lead to additional ways to maximize donor generosity in the future, enabling gifts of all sizes to go further.”
The campaign, now entering its third year, formally kicks off Monday, Nov. 4, and culminates with a day of radio broadcast on Tunes 92.5 FM on #GivingTuesday, Dec. 3. Several events to drive awareness and support take place throughout the month leading up to #GivingTuesday.
Jennifer Hodge, development director and corporate compliance officer for the Volunteer Transportation Center, has led the campaign to unite and aid local nonprofits since it began.
“I am incredibly grateful to the Community Foundation for helping a group of community-minded citizens take our local spin of #GivingTuesday to the next level,” Mrs. Hodge said. “By partnering with #giveNNY and offering a $10,000 match we are going to see great things from this effort as 27 organizations from Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties work together for this day of giving to support worthy causes in our own backyard.”
The #giveNNY effort began in 2017 as a community-based, grassroots effort to unite tri-county nonprofits in a local day of giving on #GivingTuesday. This year, the event team has partnered with the Community Foundation to help grow the effort and expand its reach.
Last year, 14 nonprofits that serve residents of Jefferson, Lewis and St, Lawrence counties participated in the campaign and were each awarded a share of nearly $5,000 that was raised during the campaign. With the Community Foundation’s support, the campaign hopes double gifts to the campaign and increase support to the region’s nonprofits.