TROY — Do you like to help those in need? How much extra time do you have each day, each week or each month to support a nonprofit agency in Miami County? If you’re like most kindhearted people, the answer is probably “not much,” if at all. A new charitable giving organization may help you help others easily and quickly throughout the year. Troy Rotarians learned more about “Give Where You Live” from co-founders, Maggie McKee and Matt Buehrer, during the club’s weekly meeting on Nov. 17.
Give Where You Live Miami County focuses on local community service and support. The concept is that of a “giving circle.” Members meet for one hour, four times a year to pool their funds to benefit a 501(c)(3) charity with immediate donations and to encourage philanthropy in the local area. Every member donates $100 for a total of $400 during the year. Three charities are presented during each meeting and members vote for the charity to which they’d like to make their donation. The organization selected receives 100 percent of the money collected. No money is used for administrative costs because there are none to be paid. In addition, there are no other fundraisers or fiscal campaigns to collect donations. Following their first meeting on Nov. 12, the organization presented checks totaling $7500 to the Needy Basket in Tipp City.
New members are always welcome to join Give Where You Live. If you are interested in learning more, stop by any upcoming meeting. The dates are February 11, May 12, August 11 and November 10, 2016. Meetings will be 7-8 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church, 14 West Walnut Street in Tipp City. For more information, or to join, call (937) 634-6696 or visit www.givewhereyoulive.wix.com/miamicounty. You may also email questions to [email protected]
If you are interested in presenting your business or organization, visit the Troy Rotary website at www.troyohiorotary.org and submit your information in the “Contact Us” section. Troy Rotary is a member-involved, goal-oriented service club focused on socio/economic issues that have an impact both locally and internationally. You can follow their activities on Facebook at Troy Rotary Club.