8th Annual Give Where You Live Giving Day is First Thursday in December

8th Annual Give Where You Live Giving Day is First Thursday in December

KEARNEY, Neb. – Online early giving has begun for the Kearney Area Community Foundation’s (KACF) eighth annual giving day called “Give Where You Live” on December 3, 2020.  This year, $120,000 in challenge match funds and prizes will be awarded to nonprofits participating in Give Where You Live.

This community-wide event will benefit a record-breaking 178 charitable organizations and causes in the Kearney area that improve the quality of life for Kearney area residents!  Since its inception in 2013, Give Where You Live, led by the Kearney Area Community Foundation, has raised more than $5.2 million for local nonprofits.

What is It?

Give Where You Live is a one-day fundraising event on December 3, 2020, that unites and encourages donors to support nonprofits and improve our quality of life. Give Where You Live is a community effort powered by the Kearney Area Community Foundation that encourages area nonprofits to build their capacity, find new donors, and identify new funding streams. KACF’s goal is to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars in one day by encouraging local residents to support their favorite charities.

Give Where You Live has been such a huge success the past seven years!  We are committed to our mission of promoting the spirit of charitable giving and effectively responding to the community’s needs,” said Judi Sickler, President/CEO of the Kearney Area Community Foundation. “We are proud that the annual Give Where You Live campaign accomplishes just that!”

Last year, the seventh year for the 24-hour giving day, raised a record-breaking $1,203,453 on December 5, 2019, which included prizes, matching funds and other incentives.  Donations came in from a wide variety of donors who made more than 5,603 different gifts for 165 organizations/causes.  “We were blown away; this is such a generous community,” said Sickler.  “2020 has been a challenging year for our nonprofits.  Many are counting on a successful Give Where You Live campaign to continue with their level of service in our community.  We are optimistic that Give Where You Live will be even bigger and better this year!  Wouldn’t it be great to hit the $1 million mark again!”

How It Works

On December 3, communities in the Kearney area will come together online and off for 24 hours of generosity. Every donation made during Give Where You Live will help qualify the organization for prize money and awards, furthering the impact of the donor’s investment.

Today, donors can go to the website:  https://www.givewhereyoulive.net and look at the list of local nonprofit organizations registered for the giving day. Donors can begin making online gifts today through midnight December 3.