Give back this holiday season: participate in the 28-Hour Give with the Fairfield County Foundation! Combined with the annual #GivingTuesday, the 28-Hour Give is the opportunity to improve your community. This year, the Fairfield County Foundation will award $28,000 in gifts, matching online donations made over a 28 hour timespan.
The 28-Hour Give begins on Tuesday, November 28 at 8 a.m. and ends on Wednesday, November 29 at 12 p.m.
Easily, with online donations at www.fairfieldcountyfoundation.org. Simply click Donate Now, and find United Way of Fairfield County on the designations list.
The Tuesday after Thanksgiving, when we have remembered all that we are thankful for and have jump started holiday shopping, we are given the opportunity to match our donations. Over the past four years the Foundation has generated more than $250,000 in charitable donations during #GivingTuesday.
It starts with you.
What does United Way do?
The United Way provides more than funding to a community. We research community problems, identify existing solutions, and seek new initiatives to solve issues so funds are not wasted. Funds are then invested where they will produce the greatest results.
Why give to United Way instead of a specific agency?
A gift to United Way will assure the availability of an entire network of human services. For example: A homeless family needs food, clothing and shelter. If you give to a specific agency you can make this happen. But, what if the family also needs job training, daycare, and counseling to leave the shelter? No one agency can meet all the needs of this family. United Way makes sure all these services are available, from the temporary bed to the long-term solution.
How does United Way do it?
United Way utilizes caring volunteers to study the community, assess the needs and priorities, evaluate existing programs, ask for contributions from businesses and individuals, allocate the funds to meet the needs and ultimately, measure the results.
I don't have a lot to give, can I make an impact?
No matter how much you choose to give, you'll be helping to improve the lives of families in Fairfield County. Your donation is joined by many others to support a network of programs & partnerships to get results.
If you work outside Fairfield County did you designate the United Way of Fairfield County?
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
As Fairfield County grows, so too is the community's need for services. Nearly one third of contributions come from county residents who designate their gift back home. If you work outside of Fairfield County, be sure to designate your dollars back home.
HOW DO I DESIGNATE?
To designate Fairfield County, simply write in "Fairfield County, Lancaster, OH" and the designation code "99". Designations must be annually declared. By choosing to designate Fairfield County you are helping those who are in need right here in your community.
Call our office at (740) 653-0643 for additional information.