Giving Tuesday saw many charities and non-profits in our tri-state receive donations, and one non-profit in Owensboro received an extremely generous amount of money this year
The Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club in Owensboro had an incredible day on Tuesday. The club able to raise more than $20,000 in one day, and a majority of that, coming a from a single donation.
“We had an anonymous donor who wanted to support the club in a big way," said Ryan Bibb, Director of Operations for the Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club. "They contacted our resource development director, Ms. Cathy Dow, and said they wanted to make a donation, so we said 'okay, let’s make the donation.’ Then they told us the donation was for $20,000, so that was definitely a big deal for us.”
The Boys & Girls Club said the more than $20,000 they raised on Tuesday’s day of giving was especially important during this pandemic year.
“With covid, we have been forced to cancel or modify several of our fundraisers," said Bibb. "Steak and Burger is one that usually happens in August, so that’s additional funds that we lost out on, so this is a huge help for us, because it kind of takes away a little bit of the burden off of where do we get these funds to continue to operate the way that we want to operate to help the kids.”
And a parent that’s been sending her children to the Boys & Girls Club for years was thrilled to hear about the donation after the club has been so helpful for her during this pandemic.
“As a parent, the Boys & Girls Club has been a lifesaver for me," said Christina Phelps. "They’re one of the only places that has been consistent for my kids during the pandemic. With everything being virtual, they still were able to go four hours a day. I can trust that when I send my kids there, they’ve completed their work for school.”
The Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club is currently hosting an online only silent auction that is open now until next Wednesday, and you can check out that silent auction right here: https://one.bidpal.net/pappy/welcome