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'We are so grateful': Tallahassee non-profits thank community for showing generosity on Giving Tuesday

Posted at 6:37 PM, Dec 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-03 18:37:55-05

Giving Tuesday is a global movement that brings people and organizations together including right here in the Big Bend.

"This is a day when we are really able to embrace our donors, those who are faithful through out the year and still just find a way to give a little bit more during the holiday season," said Lisa Glunt, the exective director of the Leon County Humane Society.

Giving Tuesday is a day for people and businesses to support local non-profits through monetary donations.

For the Leon County Humane Society, it's one of their biggest fundraisers of the year. Their goal is $22,000, money that will go a long way.

"This is an awesome thing," Glunt explained. "We have a big cat rescue this week and dogs coming in... so we really want to be able to continue to be able to help pets and their people throughout 2019."

At the Tallahassee Senior Center, they are trying to raise at least $10,000, which will then be matched by their foundation. The money funds their expansive health and wellness program.

"Raising money for the senior center is so important because we offer over 180 different programs for adults over 50," said Ruth Nickens, the coordinator of the program. "We try to keep people engaged active living independently and just having a lot of fun."

Boys Town North Florida is hosting a social fundraiser to support children living on their campus. They too want to raise $10,000 and Tadlock Roofing has agreed to match every dollar up to that amount.

"The holiday time is particularly a difficult time for our kids just separated from their biological families, so we really just wanted to create a fun and exciting event to make sure our kids have everything they need for the season," lilianna Childree, the donor relation specialist of Boys Town.

So many area non-profits taking part in Giving Tuesday all grateful for the communities support.

"I really want the community to know that a thank you is just a thank you, but we are so grateful," said Glunt.

To find out how you can donate to those organizations Wednesday and beyond, click here.