Giving Tuesday worth taking time to donate for

For the fifth year, the Portage Health Foundation is raiding money for local charities through its Giving Tuesday.

The program that PHF has dubbed “Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is” is one where the PHF will match up to $100,000 total in donations made to local non-profits as part of Giving Tuesday, which will take place on Nov. 30.

Giving Tuesday is held annually the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving and is intended to be a bit of an altruistic alternative to the big shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which officially kick off the holiday season.

As we atttempt to work our way back from the pandemic, the additional funding that Giving Tuesday provides is a boon to local organizations that work so hard throughout the year to make sure our lives run as smoothly as possible, even in the face of life-changing events like family home fires, or when we transition to the latter stages of life.

In the past, PHF has raised well more than $275,000 for non-profits in the four-county area with as many as 11 organizations getting money in years past

To be eligible, organizations must: be a charitable 501(c)(3); have up-to-date financial reports, not be a religious or educational institution; and have a mission related to Portage Health Foundation’s Five Pillars of Emphasis (health education, health research, community health, healthcare leaders and access to care) or raise funds for a specific project related to them.


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