Giving Thanks For Giving Tuesday! With incredible support and generosity from individuals and businesses, the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite raised $13,190 on Giving Tuesday. What a great way to start the annual holiday fundraiser!
Giving Tuesday Point B Donation Match
After seeing the enthusiastic Giving Tuesday donation support, Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite sponsor Point B Realty, upped its matching donation pledge from $5,000 to match dollar for dollar, the entire total raised on Giving Tuesday. Between individuals and businesses, who are part of the new Teddies Around Town fundraising events, $6,595 was raised online on Giving Tuesday.
Teddy Bear Suite co-founder and Point B Owner/Principal Broker, Wendy Harman, decided to match the entire amount to help get this year’s fundraiser off to a big start toward its $45,000 goal. All the money raised goes directly to fund the vital Healthy Happy Kids after school food program at the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club. Food insecurity and childhood hunger are sadly real issues on the Vineyard. H2K is now serving substantial snacks and meals to 32% ( one in three) of all the kindergarten thru eighth-grade school kids on the island. It’s a program that’s working and makes a difference.
Giving Tuesday Donation Thank You’s
There are lots of people to thank for their generous donations on Giving Tuesday. Thank you: Deby Gervais, Shawn Chapps, Linda Whitlock, Elizabeth Huffman, David and Kara Yass, Michele Hipp, Sydney Mullen, Chris Hall, Caileen Horrigan, Susan Lukas, Steve Church, George O’Hanlon, Ninon Garvin, Claire Crowell, Keith Jones, Elizabeth Baker, Christine Thompson-Colbert, Carol Blanchet, Laurie Lucier, Lindsey Morris Provost.
Local businesses who are supporting the Teddy Bear Suite fundraiser by joining the Teddies Around Town have not only donated money but be staging fun events: Christina Gallery, Sea Spa Salon, Rosewater, The Boneyard, Rockland Trust, Divine MV, The Hob Nob Hotel, Wheel Happy Bikes, Salte, Edgartown Meat & Fish, Past & Presents, Chappy Happy, Edgartown Diner, Clarion, and Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate.
And we must thank some of our own at Point B for their support and generosity as well: Stacy Ickes, Susan Harman, Steve & Diane Carr, Leslie Floyd, Guinevere Cramer, Brian Smith, Kristin Buck, Melanie Rankow, Trish Lyman, Katie Dawson, and Elise Ryan.
If you’d like to help support the fundraiser and the kids of Martha’s Vineyard, you can donate online right here.