Give Hastings Day is Thursday, May 11th! Can't wait to donate?  Give online beginning May 1st.  During this time, you will have the opportunity to go online at givehastings.organd make contributions to your favorite charities and projects in Hastings and Adams County.  If online giving doesn't fit your style, stop by the Hastings Community Foundation office at 800 W. 3rd Street, Suite 232 (Heritage Bank Building) from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 11th and let us help you with your gifts.

​The minimum donation on "Give Hastings Day" is only $10 and there is no maximum so it's easy for anyone and everyone to participate!!

 

What is Give Hastings Day?

Give Hastings Day is an online fundraising event created to rally community support for local charitable causes.  This unique one-day fundraiser is being organized by the Hastings Community Foundation and will be held on Thursday, May 11th from midnight to midnight.

Community members are asked to make donations to show support for the local nonprofit organizations that positively impact our lives every day.

The purpose of this community-wide giving challenge is to raise awareness of the current philanthropic needs of our community, build capacity of local nonprofits and inspire donors to support the causes that mean the most to them.  Together we have the power to raise thousands of dollars and have a significant impact on the future of Hastings.

 

Who can participate?

Any nonprofit organization that serves the Hastings area is welcome to participate.  This includes causes such as health and human services, art and culture, children and families support, education, animals, parks and recreation, non-denominational religious projects and many more. 

 

How will people participate?

Donations will be made online at ​givehastings.org​. Give Hastings Day is on Thursday, May 11th, but you can give as early as May 1st.  Donations must be made during this time to qualify for the matching funds.

The Hastings Community Foundation will also receive gifts from individuals who prefer to make their gifts in person instead of online.  Visit the Foundation office on Thursday, May 11th between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.  ​Please note:  checks must be made out to the Hastings Community Foundation and dated May 11th.  Minimum donation is $10.

 

Prizes

The Hastings Community Foundation is offering three types of prizes during the May 11, 2017, Give Hastings Day online giving campaign.  All prizes are cash grants to nonprofit organizations.  Below is a listing of the prize opportunities:

Challenge funds

The Hastings Community Foundation and community supporters will contribute a Bonus Bucks Pool.  Every participating nonprofit will receive a proportional share of this fund.

Nonprofit Bonuses

Bonus grants will be awarded to the top three (3) nonprofits with the most donors on May 11, 2017, as follows:  1st place $1,500; 2nd place $1,000; 3rd place $500.

Hourly Golden May Baskets

Hourly prizes are an incentive to reward donor activity and increase a nonprofit's chance to win prizes.  One (1) random donor will be selected each hour on the hour and will have a $250 bonus donation made, in their name, to the nonprofit they supported.  (between the hours of 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.)

 

Questions?

Contact the Hastings Community Foundation at (402)462-5152 or hcf@inebraska.com