Many, many thanks for your generous support on Giving Tuesday, a global day of charitable giving held Nov. 28. This year, the Magnus Charitable Trust generously offered to match all donations made to the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, dollar-for-dollar up to our goal of $10,000.
By day’s end we more than tripled that goal: 232 donors generously gave $34,668, including donations received through Facebook. An additional 22 donors gave $3,386 for Giving Tuesday in the hours before and after Nov. 28. One-third of our 254 donors gave a first-time gift to CCH.
Amazingly, these gifts of $38,054 are four times what was given last year. Combined with the Magnus match, we earned $48,054 on Giving Tuesday!
We are especially grateful to our supporters who helped promote this day of giving. Seventeen members of our Associate Board, Board of Directors, and staff created personal fundraising pages, asking their friends and family to make gifts on Giving Tuesday. Countless others liked and shared our Giving Tuesday themed posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
We also collaborated with Forefront’s #ILGive campaign, which helped mobilize 9,903 donors to give $2.25 million to 467 non-profits on Giving Tuesday.
To preserve its independent voice, CCH does not accept government funding. CCH could not operate without the generosity of individuals in our community who share our commitment to ending homelessness. All donations are tax-deductible.
– Claire Sloss, Associate Director of Development and Marketing