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What is Facebook doing for GivingTuesday?
We’re excited to announce that in 2019, we'll be matching up to $7 million USD in donations made on Facebook on GivingTuesday.
GivingTuesday is a global day of giving celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the United States. To help raise awareness of charitable causes and amplify donors’ generosity, Facebook is matching up to $7 million in eligible donations made on Facebook during GivingTuesday 2019. Donation caps and terms apply.
Start a fundraiser for GivingTuesday or donate to a nonprofit you care about.
GivingTuesday 2019
Facebook’s match for GivingTuesday 2019 begins at 8:00 AM Eastern Time (5:00 AM Pacific Time) on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.
  • Donations are matched dollar for dollar on a first-come, first-served basis until $7,000,000 USD in eligible donations are made on Facebook.
  • Any US-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit eligible to receive donations on Facebook can be matched.
  • Facebook will match up to a total of $100,000 per nonprofit organization.
  • Each donor can have up to $20,000 in eligible donations matched on GivingTuesday.
  • We cover processing fees so that when you donate using Facebook’s payments platform to a nonprofit organization, 100% of your donation goes to support the cause you care about.
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Local Area Rotarians  Donate Over $7900 to Eradicate Polio

The five Rotary Clubs of Dixon, Rock Falls, Sterling Noon, Twin Cities Sunrise, and Walnut made historic progress on October 12 when they sponsored an End Polio Now Walk at Centennial Park in Rock Falls.  This event held in observance of World Polio Day was  among thousands to be held by Rotary Clubs around the world.   

These Rotary Club members took action to raise awareness, funds, and support to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today.   When Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative more than three decades ago, polio paralyzed 1,000 children every day. We’ve made great progress against the disease since then.  Polio cases have dropped by 99.9 percent, from 350,000 cases in 1988 in 125 countries to 33 cases of wild poliovirus in 2019 in just two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan.  By the end of 2019 if Nigeria will have  recorded no cases of wild poliovirus, all of Africa will be considered polio eradicated, as there will have been no new cases within a three year span.  That will be a milestone..  And Rotary remains committed to the end. 

With polio nearly eradicated, Rotary and its partners must sustain this progress and continue to reach every child with the polio vaccine. Without full funding and political commitment, this paralyzing disease could return to polio-free countries, putting children everywhere at risk. Rotary has committed to raising US$50 million each year to support global polio eradication efforts. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged to match that 2-to-1, for a total yearly contribution of $150 million.  As a result of the donations of each of the five Rotary Clubs sponsoring this Fourth Annual End Polio Now Walk, a total of  $2,638.84    was donated by local Rotarians, which will become a total of $ 7,916.52 ,  in this fight to eradicate polio from our world.

Over 40 participants  of Rotarians, family members and friends  of Dixon, Rock Falls, Sterling Noon, Twin Cities Sunrise, and Walnut Rotary Clubs gathered on October 12 at Centennial Park in Rock Falls to create an awareness of the  need to End Polio Now  with a walk along the Hennepin Canal.  All local donations were matched 2:1 by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Each participant is gesturing “we are this close to eradicating polio from our world!”

Northern Winnebago Country Rotary Club Event

   The Northern Winnebago County Rotary Club attended a Greater Rockton community outreach event organized by the Hononegah Women’s Club on October 16, 2019.  This was an opportunity for the Rotary club to interface with other organizations from the area and talk to the community about membership and the benefits of Rotary.  There were over fifteen organizations represented.  It was a great time to meet new people, build relationships, and grow our club.

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Kathy . Schmidt
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