Please Support the Sanilac County Historical Society on Giving Tuesday!
GoFundMe Charity is offering matching funds to the 20 non-profits who raise the most money during their Giving Tuesday campaign. Chances are slim that we'd qualify for these funds. But we do have a more home-grown opportunity for matching funds Two generous members have stepped up to offer $1000 in matching funds for Giving Tuesday. So every dollar you donate, up to $1000, will be matched by an additional dollar! Your $10 donation becomes a $20 donation. Your $100 donation becomes a $200 donation!
This is a difficult time financially for the Historical Society. Every penny counts when we've been forced to cancel so many events. And more cancellations are on the horizon. We depend heavily on the revenue from events to cover our general operating expenses, including salaries, utilities, insurance, repair & maintenance, and more.
Please help if you can. Our goal is to raise a minimum of $1000 on May 5, which will be matched by another $1000, thanks to some generous members.
How far can $2000 go at the Sanilac County Historical Society?
~ It can cover our utilities for four months.
~ It can cover the cost of mowing the lawn for the season.
~ It can cover the salary for our cleaning lady for three months. This position will be of critical importance once we open up and institute new, and more vigorous, cleaning procedures.
~ It can cover the salary for our handyman for two months. Pandemic or no pandemic, it is extremely important that we continue the repairs and maintenance of our 16 historic buildings and ten acre grounds.
IMPORTANT TAX INFORMATION: The federal government has changed the guidelines so individuals can take a $300 above-the-line deduction for cash contributions to charities, regardless of whether or not the individual itemizes deductions. This will make your donation 100% tax-deductible up to $300!