Match Day 2020 is JUNE 3
Donations to CCD on that day will be matched proportionally - we will receive not only your gift but the added dollars from the Community Foundation and its partners.
If you are able to give on this day, your gift will go further in support of the mission of CCD.
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Empowered communities are healthier communities.
CCD has been on the ground, staying true to its grassroots mission, since Dr. Doris Rucks founded the non-profit organization in 2004. Working alongside friends and neighbors in Muskegon Heights, we seek to build relationships and to empower one another. Together, we've built community and school gardens, revived school libraries and continue to provide programs for students, organize beautification efforts throughout the city, support the local branch library, and create and participate in opportunities where neighbors get to know one another better. These things bring us together, where we all become a stronger voice in advocating for the health, prosperity, and well-being of our community.
We've come far, but the effects of Covid-19 are a stark reminder of just how much work is still to be done. The virus has hit hard where communities face disparities and systemic racism affecting access to opportunity, which in turn affects health and environment. This only serves to make our resolve stronger in the work we do to empower one another, we continue to find ways to safely connect and move positively forward through this pandemic and beyond.
We are grateful that the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, United Way of the Lakeshore, and others have recognized the important work of CCD and understand the impact Covid-19 has on non-profit organizations such as ours. They have invited us to participate in Match Day 2020. The Match from the Foundation will help greatly boost any amount, no matter the size, and help us through this year and beyond. If you are able to give at this time, please consider doing so on Match Day, and know that it will go a long way in supporting the mission of CCD.
The Community Foundation is offering this Match Day on June 3,where they've built a large pool of match dollars to be awarded proportionally to participating non-profits. Every dollar given to CCD will be matched on some level - we are hoping to maximize our match.
Donations will be accepted online (donors specify the organization they choose to receive the gift/match dollars on the Foundation website) on June 3, from 12:01am to 11:59pm. More details can be found at http://www.muskegonfoundation.org/MatchDayInfo
Giving online on June 3 is strongly encouraged, but if a donor prefers to give by check that is acceptable too - it just needs to arrive (payable to CCD) no later than June 2 at P.O. Box 4618, Muskegon Heights, 49444 so we can log it in and submit it on Match Day. If you are local to Muskegon County, please call 616-447-9686 and we can arrange to pick it up.
Lastly, thank YOU for your ongoing interest in the mission of CCD - to our friends and neighbors who believe in and support the work in many different ways - volunteering, donating, collaborating, and more. We are most grateful for all of you.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or feedback.