Nov. 30 is the Day of Giving
The day after feasting with family and friends is easily remembered as one of the largest shopping days. However, it’s the Tuesday after Thanksgiving which globally holds a significant importance for non-profit organizations. “Giving Tuesday” began in 2012 with its founder, Henry Timms from the 92nd Street Y in New York, and co-founding partner, United Nations Foundation.
Since beginning, “Giving Tuesday” has raised billions worldwide to help nonprofit organizations and others in need throughout its charitable work. It serves as a reminder to the many who are surrounded by holiday comfort and cheer, a population still exists who are struggling to meet their basic every day needs.
One such need is healthcare. Ebenezer Medical Outreach has always been driven with the mission to provide quality and affordable health services to the Fairfield community and surrounding areas. Whether it is prescriptions, dentistry, routine check-ups, or life-saving exams, our continuous and constant commitment is to serve the populations who have no insurance available or are simply under-insured.
Through our provided healthcare services, we have come to understand other programs were needed to help residents with situations like food insecurity, chronic disease management, and transportation barriers. A pandemic exposed the fragile line many have teetered on while surviving paycheck to paycheck. Some have lost jobs while others have seen childcare depleted due to worker shortages. We understand the importance of a helping hand is more critical this year than ever before.
On Tuesday, Nov. 30, we are asking residents and our community to remember Ebenezer Medical Outreach. To help provide an extra incentive to donate, we do have NIP (Neighborhood Investment Program) credits available to our donors. These NIP credits are a 50% tax credit given to donations of $500 or above. They are a dollar for dollar match, and are available on a first come, first serve basis. These tax credits can be applied to your West Virginia state taxes. If you reside out of state, they can also be used on your federal taxes.
If you are unable to make a monetary donation, Ebenezer Medical Outreach is also in need of volunteers to help with future endeavors such as our up-and-coming community garden. “Giving Tuesday” is an intention which begins with the desire to help others. No generosity is considered too big or too small.
If you would like to make donation, you can find us online at www.emohealth.org and send a donation through our “Give” tab located at the top right hand side. If you would like to make a donation in person, please visit us at 1448 10th Avenue Suite 100 in Huntington, West Virginia. You can also make a donation via telephone by calling 304-529-0753.