Double Your Donation on Giving Tuesday!
November 28, 2017
Along with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Starr is part of a movement called Giving Tuesday, where everyone is encouraged to support the charitable organization of their choice. Giving Tuesday is your opportunity to help and thank the nonprofits that have affected your life.
This year, we have a generous benefactor, George Franklin, who is challenging fellow supporters to double their impact – for the first $5,000 given to Starr on November 28, he will match it!
George Franklin is a long-time supporter of Starr Commonwealth. While he was working at the Kellogg Company, he learned of our organization through Dr. Russell Mawby, who was the President of the Kellogg Foundation and whose name is on the administration building on our Albion campus. In George’s words, Dr. Mawby was “a visionary who saw the need for such an institution for at risk children.” His passion for Starr and the children that we help inspired George to become a donor.
“The core mission of providing a safe nurturing place for less fortunate children, many with troubled backgrounds, remains the focus of my interest. Every kid deserves a chance and they get one with Starr,” George said when asked about why he continues to support our organization.
“Every kid deserves a chance…”
Becoming a match donor for Giving Tuesday is a big responsibility for one person, and we are grateful to George for his commitment to Starr. Because of his generosity, other Giving Tuesday donors are able to double their impact on the children and communities that we serve. “I have been giving to Starr over the years and realize its mission is needed now more than ever.”
For over 100 years, our organization has survived thanks to champions like George Franklin. Donations made on Giving Tuesday will support children and families impacted by Starr programs and services throughout Michigan and around the world. Please consider donating on November 28, 2017 to help us continue to provide hope and stand tall for children, families and communities.