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#Give906 projects announced

MARQUETTE — From Ontonagon to St. Ignace and everywhere in-between, nonprofit organizations are hoping to kick off the season of giving on a strong note with GivingTuesday, according to a press release from the #give906 campaign.

GivingTuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by asking people to give back on Dec. 1 and throughout the year, organizers said in the release.

Over 40 organizations have registered initiatives as part of the #give906 Upper Peninsula Community Campaign. Full descriptions of each organization’s project and a link to donate or get involved can be viewed at give906.org.

Participating Marquette and Alger County organizations include:

≤ Alger County CTC

≤ Alger Regional Community Foundation

≤ Camp New Day UP

≤ Cancer Care of Marquette County

≤ Caregiver Incentive Project

≤ Clear Lake Education Center Stewards Group

≤ Gospel Opportunities

≤ Great Lakes Recovery Centers

≤ Hiawatha Music Co-op

≤ Lake Superior Community Partnership

≤ Marquette County Cares Coalition (MC2)

≤ Marquette Maritime Museum

≤ Marquette Regional History Center

≤ Messiah Lutheran Church

≤ NMU Foundation

≤ STAR Children’s Bereavement Services

≤ Steve Mariucci Family Beacon House

≤ Superior Arts Youth Theater

≤ Superior Health Foundation

≤ Superior Housing Solutions

≤ Superior String Alliance

≤ The New Free Store

≤ U.P. Girl Scouts

≤ Upper Peninsula Land Conservancy

≤ YMCA of Marquette County

Additional organizations are being added as their information is received.

Donors and volunteers are encouraged to use #give906 to share how they gave locally.

About GivingTuesday: GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.

“GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past eight years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity,” organizers said in the announcement.

“Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give. GivingTuesday strives to build a world in which the catalytic power of generosity is at the heart of the society we build together, unlocking dignity, opportunity and equity around the globe.”

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