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Non Profit View: Time for Giving

Non Profit View:Time for Giving
By Middagh Goodwin

Our local charitable organizations and non profits do so much for our community all year long. This year unfortunately most of their fundraisers have been severely altered or cancelled altogether due to the Worldwide pandemic. For this month Non Profit View we are not going to focus on just one organization or fundraising event, but encourage you to give as much as you can to the ones you usually would and maybe pick a new one or two if you are able.

The Salvation Army Red Kettle fundraiser has gone virtual this year. The Salvation Army helps feed, house and give presents to those most in need. Please give and encourage others by going to www.give-gs.salvationarmy.org/campaign/modesto-virtual-red-kettle/c305305

The Spirit of Giving Run/Walk will be going “virtual” this year but still needs all the support and more that the community has given in past years. You can sign up to participate up until December 12th and complete your 5k by December 19th. This year proceeds to benefit the Modesto Gospel Mission. www.modestospiritofgiving.org/register/ or donate direct to the Gospel Mission www.modestogospelmission.org/donate

Community Hospice is another great organization that helps families in their final time of need, with charity care, bereavement support, education and other support to patients and their families. www.hospiceheart.org/

Traditionally one of the biggest fundraisers for Haven Women Shelter, is the annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event. This like so many others was altered or cancelled this year. Haven provides food and shelter, counciling, youth groups and more to women and families escaping domestic violence. www.havenwcs.org/how-to-contribute-1

KCBP 95.5 FM is Modesto’s Community Radio and a project of the Modesto Peace/Life Center and is wholly supported by donations. If you have enjoyed any of the locally produced programing or great local music being broadcast daily please consider donating. www.kcbpradio.networkforgood.com/projects/112792-givingtuesday

The Gallo Center, The State Theatre and the Prospect Theater Project all are non profits and support art, theater and music in different ways, but are all crucial to our healthy arts community. Become a member, buy a gift certificate or just donate to help them through these hard times. www.galloarts.org/ www.thestate.org/ www.prospecttheaterproject.org/

Did you know that the McHenry Mansion and Museum are both non profit run? Stop by the giftshop, become a member(heck sign up the whole family) and be part of Modesto’s history. www.mchenrymansion.org/ www.mchenrymuseum.org/

These are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to charitibale organizations that need our help more this year than ever. Our combined donations to these groups goes a long way and remember it is tax deductible.

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About the Author:

Middagh Goodwin LIVES Music. He has been booking and promoting Music, Art and Comedy for years in the Central Valley. He ran the award winning Plea for Peace Center in Stockton for 5 Years and has booked bands from A-Z. Middagh is beginning 2016 with a new position at the Gallo Center for the Arts and celebrating Beat Happy! Music's 30th Anniversary. Read the MAMAView every month and a the Needle Drop 52 Records 52 Weeks.