Starke County Community Foundation to Host Giving Tuesday Event

The Starke County Community Foundation is celebrating Giving Tuesday with an open house at their office in North Judson today!

Giving Tuesday is a global initiative intended to inspire people to give back locally. Each year, it is recognized the first week after Thanksgiving and the popular shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday as a way to kick off the charitable season.

The SCCF’s event will run from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and it is an opportunity for the organization to highlight this year’s impact and celebrate giving back to the community.

Free food and refreshments from local businesses will be offered throughout the day. To start off, coffee and hot chocolate from Grand Central Perk and doughnuts from Fingerhut Bakery will be available. Then around noon, Leg Shakers BBQ will provide lunch.

In addition to hosting this event, the Community Foundation is also highlighting a few different opportunities that will allow donors to maximize their charitable contributions.

Thanks to a matching opportunity offered through the private philanthropic foundation Lilly Endowment Inc, all gifts to the Community Funds will be matched $2 for every $1 donated. That means a $100 gift would garner a $200 match and result in total contribution of $300.

For all other funds, gifts will be matched $1 for $1, up to $500 per fund, while matching dollars last. Donations can either be dropped off at the Community Foundation office or made online at  

The Starke County Community Foundation is located at 300 Keller Avenue in North Judson. If you have any questions about the event or ways you can assist the community call 574-772-3665.