Springfield nonprofits count on supporters

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The holiday shopping season had its usual kickoff starting with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and then Cyber Monday.

Tuesday is a time to ease up on the shopping and remember what’s important this holiday season: giving and sharing.

Giving Tuesday — which always falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving — is a global day of charitable giving fueled by the power of social media and the hashtag #GivingTuesday.

Many area nonprofits are promoting Giving Tuesday via social media campaigns. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the need is greater than ever this year. 

“A lot of our local nonprofits have been stretched to the limit just because they’ve had an increase in needs for services as well as the decrease in fundraising capabilities,” said Cindy Beecher, director of administration at United Way of the Ozarks.

Images from the new Habitat for Humanity house on North Main in Springfield on Jan. 18, 2019.

United Way’s mission is to raise funds and unite support around the community’s critical needs and “red flags,” Beecher explained. 

“We are raising funds throughout the year. Then in the spring we have a panel of donor volunteers that come together and decide where to direct the funding,” she said. “We focus on initiatives that support the entire community’s health education and financial stability.”

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