MITCHELL, S.D. – Abbott House is looking for individuals, businesses and corporations who want to create great Christmas memories for the 99 young people in its care this year. Due to a generous donor, all gifts given from now until midnight on December 1, 2020, will be doubled up to $10,000!
The effort is part of the global generosity movement, Giving Tuesday, created to unleash the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world by giving back on December 1, 2020.
“This year COVID restrictions have limited support from groups and organizations who normally help Abbott House children during the holidays,” Eric Klooz, executive director said. “With 99 young people in our care, we have set a goal to raise $100 for each child for Christmas. When we do that we will receive the $10,000 matching gift.”
Giving Tuesday was launched in 2012 as a simple idea: to create a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past eight years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
Those interested in helping Abbott House children for Christmas can give at https://abbotthouse.org/giving2020/ or by calling Abbott House to make a gift or pledge at 605-996-2486. Gifts can also be mailed to Abbott House, PO Box 700, Mitchell, SD, 57301. “Giving now will guarantee that your gift is matched,” Klooz said. “Thank you for helping us help children heal.”