Stuhr Museum Foundation holds Giving Tuesday fundraiser

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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Hoping to reach its goal of 160,000 dollars, the Stuhr Museum Foundation is participating in 2019 Giving Tuesday; a day for online donations.

Larry is Stuhr Museum Foundation's spokesdog, encouraging all to learn from pets and give unconditionally

Giving Tuesday is centered around giving to local organizations which in turn lead to giving back to the community. Giving Tuesday began at 11:59 p.m. Monday night and will run until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday night.

The Foundation uses the money it collects from Giving Tuesday for its general operating budget rather than items the Museum or the Foundation could receive grants for.

"People in our community know how important it is that we have good staff members, that we have good programming that we're able to offer to the community on an ongoing basis," Bonnie Smith, the Executive Director of the Stuhr Museum Foundation, said. "We're not just talking about the community in Grand Island, although that is incredibly important, we're talking across the country."

There are other ways to give beyond financially and Stuhr Museum encourages anyone who is looking to volunteer to visit the Museum as it has opportunities throughout the year to make a difference.

The Foundation will be randomly drawing one donor's name per hour on Giving Tuesday to win a custom-made cookie cutter and a tub of cookie dough. The only requirement to be selected as a winner is that the donor must've donated at least 100 dollars.

This year the Foundation is doing something different: "Lessons with Larry". Larry is the Foundation's "spokesdog" for Giving Tuesday and encourages people to take lessons from animals, who love and give unconditionally no matter what.

To donate to the Foundation people can visit the Stuhr Museum Foundation's website or the Foundation's Facebook page.