Anonymous donor challenges community to match $25,000 Giving Tuesday donation in support of Better Together

An anonymous donor has stepped up to match up to $25,000 in donations in honor of Giving Tuesday and is challenging the community to give in support of Better Together, a nonprofit dedicated to families and children.

The anonymous donor was inspired by the annual day of generosity that falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Giving Tuesday inspires hundreds of millions of people across the world to complete an act of kindness during the season of giving, no matter how big or small. This year, the anonymous donor wants to give back to the local community and help families who may be struggling this holiday season.

Better Together helps parents who are going through a hard time to keep their kids out of foster care, find work and address the root causes of their struggle so that they can reunite as a family with the tools and support system to thrive. Established in Southwest Florida eight years ago, the nonprofit’s programming has rapidly expanded to reach families in 24 counties across the state in regions including Southwest Florida, Sarasota/Manatee, greater Tampa Bay, Ocala, Northeast Florida and Central East Florida. To date, the organization has served over 9,000 children and kept 98% of families served through hosting and mentorship together, while helping 42,000 job seekers across 22 states find employment.

“We’re honored to have someone who believes so strongly in our mission to step up with this $25,000 match to help double the impact of the community’s generosity this Giving Tuesday,” said Megan Rose, CEO of Better Together. “The holidays can be a challenging time for a lot of families and with your contribution, we can help them find the root cause of their struggles and provide them with the support they need.”

Every donation, no matter its size, has impact:
• $25 provides a child with a Hope Pack
• $100 buys essentials for four children
• $250 covers the cost of the home study and background screening of a host family
• $1,300 keeps one child out of foster care

To learn more about Better Together, its programs and ways to donate, visit BetterTogetherUS.org.

ABOUT BETTER TOGETHER
Better Together is a nonprofit organization that helps parents going through a hard time keep their kids out of foster care, find work and address the root causes of their struggle so that they can reunite as a family with the tools and support system to thrive. A privately funded and professionally supported organization, Better Together is made up of volunteers who believe helping people help themselves is the best way to restore dignity and bring families together. Through the Better Families program, families are offered a preventive alternative to foster care while they get the help they need. To date, the program has kept 98% of children served out of foster care. The Better Jobs program was created to address the 76% of families that come to Better Together because of economic hardship tied to unemployment. In addition to community job fairs, the program offers job seekers coaching, guidance, support and encouragement through local church partners. For more information, visit BetterTogetherUS.org.

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