SIDNEY — The Community Foundation’s Match Day will help New Choices better secure its English Tudors home with new doors and locks to keep domestic violence victims safe and warm. The organization provides temporary housing to victims and education to prevent domestic violence, teen dating violence, bullying and stalking.
“The front door needs to be replaced due to extensive wear and tear. It is cracking so bad that the sunlight shines through it in places, which means it’s both a security risk and a loss of heating and air conditioning,” said executive director Danielle Sweitzer. “Our back door is not currently ADA compliant, but is located by our wheelchair ramp. We plan to use these funds to widen the doorway and install a new door so the shelter is accessible to anyone who needs us.”
Match Day gifts will enable the new doors to be outfitted with electronic locks and key fobs for clients and staff to gain entry.
To support New Choices on Match Day, gifts must be made payable to the Community Foundation of Shelby County with: Match/New Choices noted on the memo or in an accompanying note or form. Details and forms are available at the Community Foundation website at commfoun.com and at New Choices. Gifts must be received on or before Nov. 30 to be eligible for matching money. Credit card gifts may be made only on Nov. 30.
The Community Foundation of Shelby County holds its Match Day event annually on Giving Tuesday. Twenty-three local charities will ask supporters to make a gift to the Community Foundation that will be matched up to a total of $5,000 per charity.
Match Day participating organizations have a 501(c)(3) tax status and an organization fund within the Community Foundation of Shelby County with an asset balance exceeding the Foundation’s fund minimum. Gifts received will not be placed into an organization’s fund, but instead will be returned to the organization for its work in the community.