By Jackie Nelson
After the spending-spree of Black Friday, Giving Tuesday will be an opportunity for residents to support local non-profit organizations.
Hosted at Hesston Public Library from 12:30 to 5:30 on Tuesday, Dec. 1.
Organized by the Hesston Community Foundation Director Susan Lamb, the event said the once-a-year event gives donors the option to give to several organizations.
“The purpose of Giving Tuesday is to draw attention, during the busy holiday season, to the importance of charitable giving. Gifts made during our Giving Tuesday event can go to any local charity. I will make certain they receive those contributions.
“After a day of counting your blessings on Thanksgiving, I hope anyone who has ever been impacted in a positive manner by Hesston will join us in responding with gratitude by making a gift before the end of the year,” said Lamb.
The impact of the Hesston Community Foundation has been felt across the community.
“In the past four years, Hesston Community Foundation has made grants to nearly every not-for-profit, church or government entity in Hesston. In 2015 were distributed to 14 different places in Hesston. This included $8,800 to Hesston USD 460,” said Lamb
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