Non­profit group for se­niors seeks funds through on­line giv­ing event

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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.

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HELP­ING HANDS OF YUMA is rais­ing funds through an on­line event that con­tin­ues through to­day.

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