The Hillsdale County Community Foundation will be joined by eight local nonprofits for “The Great Give” on Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s Great Give celebrates the global generosity movement “GivingTuesday” and gives members of the county an opportunity to give donations to HCCF and the other nonprofits.
Christie Campbell, the executive director of Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness of Hillsdale County, said she looks forward to this event every year.
“It’s literally my favorite day of the year,” Campbell said. “I get to see everyone in the community supporting one another. It’s so much fun to see all of the nonprofits support one another and cheer one another on.”
HCCF Marketing and Youth Program Officer Caitlin Clark said the eight local nonprofits include: Alpha Omega Care Center, CAPA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Domestic Harmony, Greater Hillsdale Humane Society, Hillsdale County Senior Services Center, Hospice of Hillsdale, and St. Peter’s Free Clinic.
This will be Clark’s first year helping out with The Great Give, but she said she is excited to get to interact with other local nonprofits.
“It’s a good opportunity to have all of the agencies under the same roof,” Clark said. “It’s an awesome activity, and it’ll be fun to see it all come together after all of the hard work.”
Clark added that she enjoys working for HCCF because of its “mission and purpose.”
“It’s cool to hear stories from people in the community because they know the foundation and know what we do,” Clark said.
Campbell said she is grateful for the opportunity to meet people who donate to CAPA.
“It’s nice to put a face to a name to somebody who had donated to us in the past and tell them ‘Thank you,’” Campbell said.
Clark, who is originally from Jackson, Michigan, said she appreciates working in a smaller community and watching all of the organizations work together.
“Everyone supports one another and wants the best for Hillsdale,” Clark said.