Great-EST* Giving Tuesday – December 3, 2019

On the Great-EST Giving Tuesday (December 3rd), the Elgin –  St. Thomas Community Foundation is encouraging businesses and organizations, individuals and families to “help us help the homeless” in whatever way you choose. Make a donation, hold a bake sale, start a Fund, dress up, dress down, throw a Christmas party, have a pizza party, round up at the till, write a cheque. The ideas are endless. The Great-EST Giving Tuesday is about raising money to address homelessness, which unfortunately is now a local problem.

It’s easy to get involved:
a) Plan an event or plan to make a donation.
b) Let ESCF know your plan.
c) Run the event or make the donation on or before Dec. 3.
d) Contact us to pick up the proceeds after Dec. 3

Thank you so much for whatever you can do!

Also 100 People Who Care returns on Giving Tuesday – December 3. 100 people donate $100 each, creating a pool of $10,000 that’s granted out that evening to one charity. Deadline for charities vying for the shortlist is November 12. More info at and click on Apply For A Grant.