Center for Rural Affairs Raises Over $10,000 in Newman's Own Foundation Fundraising Challenge

Release Date: 

12/28/2015

Contact(s): 

John Crabtree, Center for Rural Affairs, johnc@cfra.org, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1010 or (563) 581-2867 (cellular)
or Kathie Starkweather, Center for Rural Affairs, kathies@cfra.org, (402) 617-7946

Lyons, Nebraska - The Center for Rural Affairs is pleased to announce it has raised $10,635 in the Newman’s Own Foundation Challenge for #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity worldwide.

Individual donors gave $10,635, and Newman’s Own Foundation provided $10,000 in matching funds.
 
The Center for Rural Affairs is dedicated to establishing strong rural communities, social and economic justice, environmental stewardship, and genuine opportunity for all while engaging people in decisions that affect the quality of their live and the future of their communities. Funds raised in the Challenge will be used to help low income people grow their own food organically in community and individual gardens.
 
“We are so appreciative of the opportunity that Newman’s Own Foundation provided to us to double our donations! This money will help us fund our work of reaching some of our most vulnerable populations to improve their food security,” said Kathie Starkweather with the Center for Rural Affairs.
 
Occurring this year on December 1, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season. The day is designed to inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
 
The Challenge was hosted on CrowdRise, a crowdfundraising platform for nonprofits. A total of 24 organizations were selected to participate by Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman.

Although the Newman’s Own Foundation Challenge is officially ended, donations can still be made to the Center for Rural Affairs at: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/centerforruralaffairs

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