Friends near and far, the Outreach committee and Old First staff want to thank you for your generous donations to support our #GivingTuesdayNow campaign. This began as a small ask to reach a goal of $1000 and grew into something miraculous. Several individuals and families came forward as angels to contribute other matching gifts and before we knew it there was $6,000 in the matching fund. In just five days’ time, we exceeded the $12,000 goal!
There were over 40 donations contributed through the online Breeze method and several others were received as checks to the office directly. I am so proud and inspired by the way that we all came together to help fund with the unexpected and necessary shelter extension. These donations will help to cover the cost of the additional utilities, possible repairs and cleaning after the shelter closes, and any other costs that may arise. Additional funds will be used for the 2020-2021 shelter season.