Giving Tuesday helps Grand Island organizations raise money

Published: Nov. 30, 2021 at 9:58 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 1, 2021 at 10:13 AM CST
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Giving Tuesday provides an opportunity for non-profit organizations to raise money to keep up operations.

One of those organizations is Grand Island Central Catholic School, they were raising money on Tuesday for updates to their choir and band rooms, in addition to ungraded desks for teachers.

But GICC’s principal says days like Giving Tuesday are important since they do not receive money from taxes.

“So as a private school we exist without a tax base all of our funds come from donations to the church or directly to our foundation or through tuition receipts,” GICC Principal Jordan Engle said. “So we rely on giving Tuesday, but really everyday, we rely on the generosity of people to do what we do and that’s educating kids.”

But it wasn’t just GICC raising money. Across town at the Central Nebraska Humane Society they were raising money to help take care of the animals in their facility. The money goes to buy supplies that are necessary for the animals.

“If people are needing to surrender their animal to us for whatever reason giving Tuesday gives us that ability to have the funds and like I said have the space to continue to help those people out,” Miquelle Levander with CNHS said. “Whether its their own animal and they can no longer care or it or if it belongs to nobody, we can get it off the street and get it in safe.”

No matter desks or dogs, just because Giving Tuesday is over does not mean the opportunity to give is over.

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