Friends of Family Service & Guidance Center can make a difference in children’s lives by stretching their charitable dollar at the 4th annual Topeka Gives Event. The event will be held Tuesday, June 7, from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. at Fairlawn Plaza Shopping Center.
“At Topeka Gives, donors can make gifts to area charities and the Topeka Community Foundation and a group of donors match part of their gift,” said Pam Evans, Director of Marketing & Development. “FSGC will be there, and we’d love for our friends to come take advantage of this unique giving opportunity to help our kids and families.”
A $73,500 pool of match money has been set aside for this event, thanks to the Topeka Community Foundation and several generous benefactors. The more money a local agency raises that day, the more of the match pool they receive.
To qualify for the match, donors must bring their gift to Fairlawn Plaza and make their contribution in person. Evans said this component adds to the excitement and energy of the day.
“Between all the generous donors who come by and with almost 160 nonprofits on hand, it’s a wonderful way to see what a caring, giving community we live and work in,” she said.
To change children’s lives for the better by making a gift, come to Fairlawn Plaza on June 7. Visit the Topeka Community Foundation table at the center of the mall and complete a donor form. Use the form to indicate how much of a contribution you’d like to make to FSGC. Finally, turn the form in to a Topeka Community Foundation staff member, along with your payment.
Evans said, “Topeka Gives is the only event of its kind in Topeka. It’s an ideal opportunity to help children with mental health issues have the happy childhood they deserve and make one’s gift dollar go even farther. “