Help seniors in our community during 65-hour online giving event
By Michelle Talsma Everson -
Friday Jul 10, 2020
COVID-19 has significantly impacted seniors in our community. Because of this, Duet, a Valley-based nonprofit, is participating again in the GIVE65 Event, a 65-hour online giving campaign each July, exclusively for senior-focused organizations. Their goal is to raise $5,000 to ensure that Valley seniors continue to receive their groceries and rides to medical appointments.
GIVE65 officially runs July 15-17. Duet has the chance to receive up to $5,000 in matching funds from the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation. All donations of $10 or more to Duet given through the GIVE65 website are eligible for the match. Community members are encouraged to go ahead and pre-schedule donations July 13 â€“ 14 at http://www.GIVE65.org/duet. Scheduled gifts are the first to be matched, which empowers gifts to go even further in helping seniors.
â€œGIVE65 allows us to help seniors in our community while raising awareness of the critical need for the programs and services that so many rely on,â€ says Ann Wheat, Duet executive director.
The 65-hour GIVE65 Event begins at 5 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, July 15 and concludes at 10 p.m. on July 17.
â€œCOVID-19 has really highlighted the challenges seniors face on a daily basis. Supporting seniors and providing them the tools to define their own aging journey is always important, but particularly during a global pandemic. We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with Duet for the fifth-annual GIVE65 Event, and hope that our partnership will inspire greater charitable giving in support of seniors who rely on the very important work of the nonprofit sector,â€ says Lenli Corbett, executive director of the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation.
Home Instead Senior Care locations in Phoenix and Scottsdale are supporting Duet in this fundraising effort.
â€œWe are honored to be partnering with Duet for the GIVE65 campaign,â€ says Kelly Cornelius, owner of a Home Instead Senior Care location in Phoenix. â€œThe services they provide to our vulnerable population and their caregivers are more critical today than ever before.â€