Nonprofit group for seniors seeks funds through online giving event
The 65-hour time limit is almost up for Helping Hands of Yuma to meet a fundraising goal that benefits their cause.
After today, an online giving event that the organization is taking part in will end. The event is hosted by Give65, a program of the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation, which aims to help less fortunate and vulnerable aging adults.
Through July 12, an online donation can be made to benefit Helping Hands of Yuma at www.give65.org/HelpingHandsYuma or by searching Yuma on the Give65.org website.
Currently, the organization’s goal is to raise $10,000 through this event.
Additionally, Helping Hands of Yuma is vying for prize money in their category, meaning if they raise the most money in their category or have the most unique donors for their category, the organization would win an additional $10,000.
The Give65 website shows that if one donor gives five different online donations to the same organization, the donor will only be counted as one “unique” donor for purposes of the prize money. Categories are organized into small, medium and largesized participating nonprofits.
Helping Hands of Yuma provides free services for the local elderly population, including transportation to and from vital appointments, grocery shopping with and for clients, friendly visits and calls, handyman help with minor home repairs and routine home maintenance, social enrichment and community resource advocacy, and more.
According to the organization’s Facebook page, Helping Hands receives no tax dollars or governmental subsidies; therefore, it counts on private donations and business sponsorship.
“We are off to a good start with our online Give65 fundraiser, but we are still $5,800 shy of our goal,” Helping Hands of Yuma wrote on their Facebook page Wednesday. “We only have today and tomorrow to make this happen. Remember every dollar you donate will make a difference here in your own community! We need you to really rally around Helping Hands of Yuma so we can reach our goal!”
Helping Hands of Yuma is located at 11776 S. Sheryl Drive and can be reached at (928) 305-9974.
HELPING HANDS OF YUMA is raising funds through an online event that continues through today.