In response to an urgent need to fund the growing demand for our Emergency Assistance program we decided to try something a bit different for our Winter Appeal this year.
Thanks to a group of very kind donors, we are thrilled to be running a matched giving campaign. Matched Giving means exactly what it says – every donation to the Winter Appeal will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to a total of $150,000.
One of the donors contributing to the ‘matching fund’, who wishes to remain anonymous, says “we love the work that Hobart City Mission do. We are really excited that this year we can be Matching Donors – we hope it will encourage others to give to the Winter Appeal in new or bigger ways, and allow Hobart City Mission to help even more people through their fantastic programs and services.”
This is an incredibly generous move from an incredibly kind group of people, and we really need it this year as the demand for Emergency Assistance is skyrocketing due to the housing and homelessness crisis. We are currently forced to turn away approximately 1200 people a year who are desperately seeking support.
While we always offer something (e.g. a food pack) to everyone – this is often not enough. We really need your help to make sure we have enough funds to offer the full Emergency Assistance service to EVERYONE that comes to us for help. Thank you so much if you have already made a gift to our Winter Appeal. If you haven’t, please consider doing so in the knowledge that your donation will be doubled!