Local nonprofit invites donors to support seniors during 65-hour

Local nonprofit invites donors to support seniors during 65-hour online giving event

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

(Press Release)

The senior population is rapidly increasing, yet, the pace of government and philanthropic support for seniors is not. Often times, public funding for services and programs that benefit seniors is the first to receive funding cuts. At Lubbock Meals on Wheels, we know this all too well. Our services and programs are in high demand with the growing senior population, and we rely heavily on the generous support of the Lubbock community to continue to provide these programs and services that empower seniors to remain independent and to age with dignity.

From July 10 to 12, Lubbock Meals on Wheels is participating in the third-annual GIVE65 Event, a 65-hour online giving event to help nonprofit organizations serving seniors raise funds online and increase awareness. More than 120 senior-focused nonprofits from across the United States are participating. This year, we’re raising funds to help offset the cost of veterans that we serve that are age 65 and older.

During the GIVE65 Event, Lubbock Meals on Wheels is raising funds with the hopes of receiving up to $5,000 in matching funds from the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation®. We are also competing for a $10,000 financial reward. This year, there are six financial rewards to be awarded to the small, medium and large size nonprofits that raise the most money or have the most donors participate. Donations of $10 or greater are accepted online at GIVE65.org.

The 65-hour GIVE65 Event begins at 7 a.m. CDT on Tuesday, July 10 and concludes at midnight on July 12. This event is an initiative of the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation® and the nation’s first and only crowd-fundraising platform focused on helping nonprofit organizations across the country raise funds for programs and services benefiting seniors.

“Every gift will help seniors at the local level in communities across the country,” said Roger Baumgart, executive director of Home Instead Senior Care Foundation. “We’re thrilled to partner with Lubbock Meals on Wheels for the third-annual GIVE65 event, and we are hopeful our partnership will ignite greater charitable giving in support of seniors who rely on the nonprofit sector.”

But you don’t have to wait until July 1 to make your donation. Beginning July 1, anyone who wants to support the mission of Lubbock Meals on Wheels, can visit https://www.give65.org/LMOWveterans to pre-schedule a secure, online donation.

Through GIVE65, donations will help provide meals for homebound veterans ages 65 and older.

To learn more about GIVE65, visit GIVE65.org. All donations are 100 percent tax deductible in the United States. For more information about Lubbock Meals on Wheels, visit https://lubbockmealsonwheels.org/\ or call 806-792-7971.

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