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Thank You for Joining Us on GivingTuesday to Create Opportunities for More Students

November 29th, 2023

Thank you so much to all the new, current and returning donors who gave generously on GivingTuesday to support local families and children!

In just 24 hours, our donors matched a $50,000 gift from the Redgrave family. The money raised is  enough to:

  • provide an hour of tutoring plus an evening meal for 20 days to 50 children,
  • pay for three weeks of quality education for 100 preschoolers,
  • provide 8,300 hot meals to people experiencing food insecurity,
  • AND feed a family of four for two weeks!

Throughout GivingTuesday, we randomly selected three local nonprofits to receive $500 gift cards to spend on their staff. These Appreciation Awards provide an opportunity to show appreciation for our nonprofit partners who have worked incredibly hard to support our community these past several years. The winners this year were Central Community House, Huckleberry House and CRIS (Community Refugee & Immigration Services). Congratulations!

The lucky winner of our Columbus Crew prize basket was John Clardy. We also selected a GivingTuesday donor to receive a bonus donation of two Columbus Blue Jacket tickets. That winner was Gail Gandal.

Thanks again to the Redgrave family for its generous match gift and thanks to the Columbus Crew and Josh Williams for their partnership and donations!

Creating opportunities is what we do at United Way of Central Ohio and what we’ve been doing for 100 years with help from donors and volunteers throughout our community. Together, we’re committed to ensuring every family and student has the opportunity to thrive and succeed. When families and children have what they need to thrive, we also create a thriving community. But it all starts with creating opportunities. Thanks again for joining us!


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