Thanks To You, We Did It!

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Thanks to your support, we met our #GivingTuesday goal!

We want to say a very sincere thank you to everyone who took the time to donate and spread the word yesterday.

You not only helped us reach our goal of raising $20,000 in 24 hours, but exceed it with an amazing $22,637!

Even more exciting, we hit the maximum $10,000 match from our #GivingTuesday partner, The Coleman Foundation, which brings the grand total to $32,637!

Your support also put us on the leaderboards for ILGive, a statewide giving campaign in Illinois! Search was in the Top 10 in the Most Donors category (we landed at #9) and #18 in the Most Raised category. Amazing! Click here to see the leaderboards.

Thank you for your generosity and for inspiring others to give back!

We're so grateful for your gift, which will support lives of independence and choice for the people with disabilities that we serve.

See our final fundraising tallies on our ILGive profile page!


Did You Miss #GivingTuesday?

We understand!

There's still time for you to make a gift that will support vital direct services with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Click here to donate now:

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Thank you!

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About Giving Tuesday 2017


Your Chance to Give
Join Search and our social enterprise JJsList.com on #GivingTuesday for a global giving movement! Our goal is to raise $20,000. A generous donor will match all gifts above $25 made on #GivingTuesday, Nov. 28.

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Your Impact
Your donation on #GivingTuesday will empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve their full potential, accept a valued role in their community and lead rich, rewarding lives. Your help can ensure that someone with a disability has the same opportunity to live, learn, work, and play in their community – just like everyone else.

Being able to live a full, active life in the community like everybody else, regardless of any disability is an extraordinary thing. Your support makes it all possible. We can't do what we do without you.

What is #GivingTuesday?
#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. Following Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, Tuesday, November 28, 2017 has been designated as a day for charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world to come together to celebrate generosity and to give.

You don't need to be a millionaire or world leader to give back. #GivingTuesday was created with the belief that when everyday people join together in the spirit of giving back extraordinary things can happen.

The Match
Your gift to Search will be matched by The Coleman Foundation through its #ILGIVE for #GivingTuesday Matching Grants Program. The Foundation is offering a generous match on #GivingTuesday, up to a maximum of $10,000.

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Search is a member of the 2017 #ILGive Campaign.

#ILGive (prounounced "I'll Give") is a 24-hour digital fundraising event on #GivingTuesday that connects individuals with the causes that matter to them, and empowers donors to give to the local nonprofits that tackle our communities' most critical issues. #ILGive is an initiative of Forefront, Illinois’ statewide membership association for nonprofits, grantmakers, public agencies, advisors, and sector allies.

Last year, #ILGive for #GivingTuesday raised $11.3 million for Illinois social good organizations.