Habitat for Humanity received generous matching donation

Thanks to generous matching gift

Habitat for Humanity’s capital campaign received a generous donation to assist them in reaching their fundraising goal.

The non-profit’s $1.6 million “All Hands In” campaign, to expand affordable housing options for low-to-middle income families in the Coulee Region, received a $150,000 matching gift challenge from an anonymous donor.

By the end of 2018, the campaign was close to $1.3 million. Since the beginning of the year, however, the campaign has slowed. “It’s not that the number of donations has dropped off,” says Executive Director, Kahya Fox. “We’ve just see a large number of smaller donations. The community members have really shown their support for our mission, giving whatever they can to help the campaign.” These smaller donations added $50,000 to the campaign, taking the total to $1.35 million.

Then an anonymous donor stepped in with an amazing pledge that has jump started the campaign. The Match Challenge offered by the donor will match dollar-for-dollar anyone pledging or giving to the campaign by the end of October, the one-year anniversary of the campaign’s launch.

Before the challenge pledge we had a $250,000 gap in completing the campaign. With the $150,000 challenge, campaign committee co-chairs, Brad Sturm and Pastor Kent Johnson, are confident that Habitat for Humanity will find the pledges needed to make it to the finish line.

Habitat for Humanity and the “All Hands In” Committee invite the community to consider a gift of any amount to help reach the campaign goal. Contributions are tax-deductible and will be used to help more qualified and hard-working families find safe and affordable housing.

To learn more about the campaign go to Habitat’s website here or contact Kahya Fax, Executive Director at 608-797-8086 or exdirector@habitatlacrosse.org.

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