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Family Service Society, Inc. Celebrates #GivingTuesday with a $2,500 Matching Gift

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November 07, 2018
Family Service Society, Inc. joins the global giving efforts of #GivingTuesday by kicking off year end giving with campaign sponsor, Indiana Michigan Power and an anonymous matching gift of $2,500.
 
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27th and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.
 
FSSI, with the partnership of exclusive sponsor, Indiana Michigan Power, has joined the #GivingTuesday efforts to encourage philanthropy locally and to include our locals gifts into the overall dollars raised globally on this day.  Every act of generosity counts and each means more when we give together.
 
“The beauty of this campaign is that anyone, anywhere can get involved and give back in a way that is meaningful to them. There is no minimum or limit and every gift given to FSSI is helping to change lives for good.” said Marketing & Development Director, Iris Brunner. “This campaign reinforces the idea that each pebble-no matter the size- can create major ripples in the pond when we cast them all together.”
 
Founded in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y – a community and cultural center in New York City − #GivingTuesday inspired millions of people to give back and support the causes they believe in. Over $300 million was raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.
 
“We are incredibly inspired by the way the #GivingTuesday community has embraced this concept for a worldwide movement,” said Henry Timms, founder of #GivingTuesday and Executive Director of 92Y. “As we prepare for November 27, we’re energized and encouraged by the community’s generosity. The levels of creativity, effort and the quality of the new ideas people have contributed and shared are phenomenal.”

Thanks to the help of a matching gift from an anonymous donor, every dollar donated to FSSI’s local #GivingTuesday campaign will be doubled up to $2,500. This match is given to inspire others to give to this campaign benefiting Family Service Society, Inc. as we work to fulfill our mission of changing lives for good.
 
To give to this campaign and have your donation doubled, please visit:  https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/FamilyServSociety/GivingTuesday.html and make your gift count.
 
For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit www.givingtuesday.org, Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on Twitter. 
Contact:
Iris Brunner, Development Director
(765) 662-9971 x103