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What is the GoodGiving Challenge?

The GoodGiving Challenge is a week-long online giving challenge for local nonprofits hosted by Blue Grass Community Foundation and Smiley Pete Publishing. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the GoodGiving Challenge. Since it’s beginning, the GoodGiving Challenge has raised over $10 million for local nonprofits!

This year’s GoodGiving Challenge is from December 1-7.

Give Strategically to Maximize Your Impact

When you donate to Habitat for Humanity of Madison and Clark Counties your gift will empower families like the Callahans to earn their way to homeownership with new strength that will last for generations. And when you give online at BGgives.org during the GoodGiving Challenge, your donation is amplified by matching incentives, sponsored cash, and endowments that will maximize the impact of your giving.

Each day of the Good GivingChallenge from December 1-7 brings a new and exciting set of matching challenges and prizes that will go a long way toward helping local families find strength and stability through homeownership, especially when you give on strategic days.

Click below to see the best day to give based on the amount of your donation. Regardless of the day you give, it is best to GIVE EARLY IN THE DAY before the daily pool of matching funds is exhausted.

Here is a listing of the best days to maximize matching gifts based on the amount of your donation. To be eligible for matching gifts, donations must be made online at  BGgives.org/habitatmadisonclark.

FOR GIFTS OF $10-$50
Wednesday, December 2 beginning at 9:00 am: This will give us a $1 per $1 match on unique gifts of up to $50 until the pool is exhausted.

FOR GIFTS OF $51 and $150
Friday, December 4  at 10:00 am:  $1 per $1 match until the pool is exhausted. This donation must be made at  the 10:00 am hour to be eligible for the match.

FOR GIFTS OF $150-$250
Tuesday, December 1–beginning at 9:00: $0.50 per $1 on gifts up to $250 until the pool is exhausted.

FOR GIFTS OF $250-$500
Monday, December 7 beginning at 9:00 am: $0.50 per $1 for gifts up to $500 until the pool is exhausted.

FOR GIFTS OF $500 OR MORE
If you are planning on giving a gift of $500 or more during the GoodGiving Challenge, please call Amanda Dubé at 859-979-2488, as there is a way to maximize your donation when combined with other givers.

For a full list of daily challenges, visit bggives.org/content/prizes.

Good Giving Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some answers to questions you might have regarding the GoodGiving Challenge. If you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to email Amanda Dubé at [email protected] or call her at 859-625-9208.

Who hosts the Good Giving Challenge?
The Good Giving Challenge is hosted by the Blue Grass Community Foundation and Smiley Pete Publishing. 

How long has the Good Giving Challenge been around?
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the GoodGiving Challenge. Since its inception in 2011, the GoodGiving Challenge has raised over $10 million for local nonprofits. In 2019 alone, gifts totalling $1.68 million were distributed to 131 regional nonprofits. 

Where do the matching funds and prizes come from?
Matching funds and prizes are provided by the various foundations and endowments that sponsor the GoodGiving Challenge. You can find a full list of GoodGiving sponsors here. This year over $600,000 will be awarded to regional nonprofits thanks to their generous sponsorship. 

How do I give?
To quality for matching funds and prizes, make your donation with a credit or debit card on the Habitat for Humanity of Madison and Clark Counties page of the GoodGiving Website between December 1 and December 7, 2020.

There are different matches every day. How do I know the best day to give?
Each day of the GoodGiving Challenge has a unique pool of matching funds distributed to nonprofits until the daily pool is exhausted. So, when you give strategically (and GIVE EARLY IN THE DAY), you will maximize the matching funds your donation receives. You can find details on the best days to give based on the amount of your gift under the “Best Days to Give” tab.

Can I donate by check instead?
Donating on the GoodGiving website is convenient and secure, but we
highly value your gifts made by check also. Although contributions made by mail will not be eligible for matching funds, they count toward our goal
and will go a long way toward helping families in need of a safe, decent,
affordable place to call home.

 To donate by mail:
Send a check of money order payable to Habitat for Humanity of Madison and Clark Counties to:

HFHMCC
PO Box 186
Richmond, KY 40476-0186

How to Get Involved

Donate Through the GoodGiving Challenge Website

Giving online through the Good Giving Challenge is easy and secure.

  • Create an account on the GoodGiving website.
  • Once signed in, create a payment profile on your “My Account” page.
  • Go to Habitat’s page on the Good Giving website to donate during the week of December 1-7, 2020.

If you need a little extra help, the tutorial below will walk you through the process.

 Host Your Own Fundraiser

Share the GoodGiving joy by hosting your own fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Madison and Clark Counties. By hosting your own fundraiser, you can show your support of Habitat and encourage others to give.

Hosting an online fundraiser for Habitat on the Good Giving website is easy. 
 

  • Create an account on the Good Giving website.
  • Go to Habitat’s page on the Good Giving website.
  • Click “Fundraise” button and set up your fundraiser.
  • Share your fundraiser with family and friends through email and social media.

If you need a little extra help, the video below will walk you through the process.

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