Thank you to all the NIGP Forum 2015 attendees who stopped by the U.S. Communities booth to play PLINKO. We are excited to announce that we are donating nearly $1500 to the three charities on your behalf. In addition, U.S. Communities will match the donations on your behalf for a total of nearly $3000 to charity.
We are grateful for the opportunity to provide agencies the chance to donate through our booth activity. We recognize the need to encourage philanthropy and giving back to our communities.
A donation of $1260 to Bags of Fun Kansas City (www.bagsoffunkc.org) will be used to make a difference in the lives of children with cancer and other long-term childhood illnesses. With this money, Bags of Fun is able to provide bags filled with educational, interactive, and silly toys that give a child a better day, a smile, and something to focus on other than their illness. To parents carrying a heavy burden, the bags bring relief, joy, and a sense that someone understands.
$810 will go to the American Red Cross (http://www.redcross.org/) to support their efforts with preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas: disaster relief, supporting military families, lifesaving blood, health and safety services, and international services.
A donation of $750 to Harvesters Kansas City (https://www.harvesters.org/) will provide food and household items to more than 620 not-for-profit agencies including community kitchens, homeless shelters, children’s homes and more. With each dollar donated, Harvesters is able to provide 3 meals. With our donation, that is 2,250 meals.
Thank all who participated and helped us give back to our communities!