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Northeast Indiana Disability Service Providers Raise $329,340 on Giving Tuesday

Monday, December 7, 2020
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AWS Foundation matched $130,000 between 12 regional disability service providers in their GivingTuesday campaigns. Leveraging the match potential to inspire philanthropy in their communities, these nonprofit organizations exceeded the $130,000 goal to raise a total of $329,340 with matching dollars included.

The match included: Arc of LaGrange, Arc of Noble County, Arc of Wabash County, Bi-County Services (Bluffton), Cardinal Services (Wabash), Carey Services (Marion), Easterseals Arc of Northeast Indiana (Fort Wayne), LIFE Adult Day Academy (Fort Wayne), Passages, Inc. (Columbia City), Pathfinder Services (Huntington), The League (Fort Wayne), and Turnstone (Fort Wayne).

“We started the annual GivingTuesday match for our 10th Anniversary in 2017,” says Patti Hays, AWS Foundation CEO. “Our goal each year is for them to use our match to support their fundraising endeavors; find new donors, encourage larger donations, and engage their donor base. This was a hard year for everyone.”

Ten of the twelve organizations exceeded their $10,000 goal and received extra matching dollars. 

“We are incredibly proud of them,” Patti Hays says of the non-profit service providers. “We saw their staff work hard and creatively to bring in the donations, and their donors responded! Many even exceeded previous years. The work of these organizations profoundly impacts the lives of those with disabilities in our region, and I would encourage everyone to consider supporting their work, not just on GivingTuesday.” 

GivingTuesday is a global campaign positioned the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, designed to encourage giving back. Last year, donors gave $2 billion just in the United States. It not only encourages monetary donations but the idea that giving your time or goods is also valuable to your community. 

About AWS Foundation
Founded in 2007, AWS Foundation supports a wide range of organizations and service agencies in northeast Indiana, working to develop a community in which people with enduring intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities are engaged fully and meaningfully in all aspects of community life. For more information, visit awsfoundation.org.

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