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Each day throughout Lebanon County, nonprofit organizations are mobilizing scarce resources for a great impact. Feeding hungry families, holding hands during difficult times, giving care to children and adults, and making our communities safer and healthier. Year after year, our nonprofit organizations and the superheroes who power them find ways to do more with less. 2021 was a challenging year for everyone, and our superhero nonprofits rose to the occasion all year long. These organizations made changes to their service models, responded to increased demand for services and support, and updated their technology to increase access during quarantine.

On Giving Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, the Lebanon community has an opportunity to thank these superhero nonprofits. On this date, 22 local Lebanon nonprofits will launch the 5th annual giving event that will last until the end of the year and help them to make a difference.

This year, the Lebanon Gives event calls on our community to pool our resources for collective change. These nonprofit organizations are counting on the generosity of the community to raise $40,000 by the end of the year. Together, we can do more than we ever could apart.

Several organizations and individuals in the community have already supported #LebanonGives by sponsoring the event. Through the support of Salem Lutheran Church Endowment Fund, UGI Utilities Inc, Lebanon Federal Credit Union, Reinhart Electric, LLC, Seibert & Associates, LLC, Jonestown Bank and Trust, Snitz Creek Cabinet Shop, Arthur Funk and Sons, Friends of the Rescue Mission, Gade-A-Haul away, Greys and Strays, Time To Think, LLC, Tim McShane Allstate Insurance Agency, Margie Groy, Realtor. Thanks to this great support we have already raised $6,000.

To check out all the great things Lebanon Gives is doing, follow the Lebanon Gives Facebook Page.

To donate to our great causes, you can donate through The United Way’s text-to-give platform. At any time until the end of the year, community members can text “Lebanon” to 91999 or follow the link to the online giving form. Community members can track the progress live through a Thermometer which shows you the real time measure of how much #LebanonGives has raised. You can also join us on the big “Giving Tuesday” day for a Meet and Greet at the LaughLounge from 5 – 7 p.m.

Community members may also visit the #LebanonGives vendor booth at the Lebanon Farmers Market on Saturday, Nov. 27. The #LebanonGives nonprofits will host a basket raffle at the market, with prizes drawn on Nov. 30 – just in time for last minute gifting for the holiday season.

The 22 organizations involved in #LebanonGives include: Compeer, Developmental & Disability Services (DDS), Domestic Violence Intervention (DVI), Family First Health, Friends of Coleman Memorial, Habitat for Humanity, Halcyon, Jubilee, Kenbrook Bible Camp, The Lebanon Valley Conservancy, Lebanon County Christian Ministries, Lebanon Family Health Services, Lebanon Rescue Mission, Lebanon Valley Council on the Arts, Lebanon Valley Family YMCA, Making a Difference of Lebanon, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, SARCC, SHiFT, Spiritual-ation Foundation, Union Community Care, United Way of Lebanon County.

The goal of #LebanonGives is to rally our community to go over and above regular year-end giving. #LebanonGives is asking our community to go the extra mile by showing your love for Lebanon. We invite you to join our big giving event by donating or purchasing raffle tickets or attending our Meet and Greet Event on Nov. 30 at the LaughLounge in Lebanon.