The SOMC Development Foundation is participating in #GivingTuesday, a national day of giving that occurs annually on the Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
“Giving Tuesday is a reminder that we shouldn’t forget to support local nonprofits during the holiday season. It’s an event that encourages people to give a gift to their community by making a charitable contribution, even if it’s only a dollar,” Scott Hilbert, director of SOMC Community Relations and Development, said. “We’re thrilled to participate in this event and hope it will help raise awareness of how the SOMC Development Foundation is making a difference for our community.”
The SOMC Development Foundation oversees several funds, such as the Cancer Compassion Fund, the Hospice Caritas Fund, the Heart and Vascular Fund, the Community Health and Wellness Fund, the Pediatric Fund, the Juvenile Diabetes/Type 1 Diabetes Fund and the Jim and Clara Donaldson Family Scholarship Fund.
On #GivingTuesday, however, SOMC is encouraging supporters to make a donation to the Annual Fund. This is an unrestricted fund that makes contributions based on community need. Recently, the Annual Fund was used to fund CPR training for local high school students.
“Undesignated funds, like the Annual Fund, are the backbone of the SOMC Development Foundation,” Hilbert explained. “This fund allows us to respond to unexpected needs in our community and address new challenges as they arise.”
Donations can be made online at www.somc.org/online/donate.php, or they can be made by mailing a check to the SOMC Development Foundation at 2201 25th Street, Portsmouth OH 45662. Checks should be made payable to the SOMC Development Foundation.