The Lebanon Senior Citizens Center (LSCC) is taking its fund-raising efforts to a new level with the hope of impacting even more seniors.
From July 12 through 14, the LSCC will participate in the first-ever GIVE65 event, a 65-hour online giving event to help non-profit organizations serving seniors raise funds online. Sixty-five non-profits from 31 states are taking part in the inaugural event.
During the GIVE65 event, the LSCC will raise funds while competing for a financial reward from Home Instead Senior Care Foundation. Financial rewards in the amount of $10,000 will be awarded to a small, medium and large non-profit raising the most money or having the most donors participate. Donations of $10 or greater are accepted online at GIVE65.org.
"GIVE65 is an innovative way for our community to raise awareness and help our seniors tremendously," LSCC Director Patti Watts said.
The 65-hour event begins at midnight on Tuesday, July 12 and continues until 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 14. The virtual event is an initiative of the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation and the country's first and only crowdfund-raising platform focused exclusively on helping non-profit organizations from across the country raise funds for programs and services benefiting seniors.
"Every gift will go toward helping seniors at the local level in communities across the country," said Roger Baumgart, executive director of the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation. "We're pleased to partner with the Lebanon Senior Center for the inaugural GIVE65 event, which we hope will engage the nation and shine a light on the need for financial support for senior-focused non-profit programs and services. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life for seniors around the country, especially those who are most in need of our help."
Anyone who wishes to support the mission of the LSCC can visit GIVE65.org today to preschedule a secure online donation. All donations are 100 percent tax-deductible.
A statement released by the LSCC noted the City of Lebanon has voted to "back and support" plans for a building expansion at the center. Michael Manous of Manous Design has donated his time to work on blueprints for the expansion.