Area non-profits gear up for Green Bay's first ever 'Day of Giving'

Tuesday will mark the kick off of Green Bay's 24-hour 'Day of Giving', February 26, 2018. (WLUK) 

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- For people without a home, Freedom House is a place of refuge.

The shelter's Executive Director, Nicole Schneider says they see that firsthand everyday, "This is Juliette, she was born Tuesday, she's our newest resident. Her mother is experiencing homelessness for the first time, she also has two siblings that live here."

Freedom House is one of 31 different non-profits who will be asking for your help Tuesday.

It's all a part of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation's, "Day of Giving."

"It's really an opportunity to create over a 24-hour period, a real swell of community pride," said Dennis Buehler, President of the Foundation.

Buehler says donations will be accepted online. People will be able to choose a charity of their choice.

The Packers Foundation will match some of the donations. The matching dollars will be based on the percent of money raised by an organization.

"So they represent arts and culture, environment, hunger and homelessness, health. We felt we need representation from the largest, all the way to the smallest," he told FOX 11.

Buehler, says one of the main goals of the event is to highlight the agencies making a difference in our area, "There's an opportunity for us to come together, and encourage those who are inspired by those individual's stories, to contribute and support those organizations, so they can continue to do good work."

And as their work continues, "We've seen an increase in the working poor, not being able to make rent or pay bills," explained Schneider.

She says so will the need for community support, "We really appreciate both the greater green bay foundation, and the Packers for stepping up to support us.

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