The Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SQSPCA) has set two ambitious year-end goals, and they now need support from the public in order to meet those targets.
The “Promise for Parkie Challenge” has been underway since Giving Tuesday, November 29. If the SQSPCA can raise $100,000.00 by end of day December 31, challenge sponsors Beth and Gary Glynn will give the shelter an additional $25,000.00.
COOPERSTOWN – Thirty-one days. That’s how long the Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SQSPCA) has to raise $100,000.00 in order to earn an additional $25,000.00.
“Promise for Parkie,” the SQSPCA’s special year-end annual fund campaign, kicked off on Giving Tuesday, November 29. Traditionally the Tuesday after Thanksgiving since its inception in 2012, Giving Tuesday is a national day of giving back to good causes.
Now through December 31, shelter supporters Beth and Gary Glynn will donate an additional $5,000.00 to the SQSPCA for every $20,000.00 raised, up to $100,000.00.
Groups from around the world joined in 2012’s inaugural “Giving Tuesday” on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, encouraging people to step outside the more commerce-driven post-holiday “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday,” and give back to do good in their communities and in the world.
Now an annual event, “Giving Tuesday” takes place this year on November 30.
For those looking to give back right here in Otsego County, we highlight here some organizations to consider:
GIVING TUESDAY – All Day. Give to support charities & organizations you care about. Visit www.givingtuesday.org for info.
VIRTUAL DUCK DERBY – All Day. Plastic ducks race to the finish line to support the FRN. Purchase 1 for $5 or 6 for $20. Cash prizes awarded to first place finishers of each race. Fundraiser to support Family Resource Network. 607-432-0001 or visit www.facebook.com/FamilyRN/
LECTURE – 7 – 9 p.m. Dr. Daniel Stitch delivers this years Richard Siegfried Lecture. He will present “Fish, Fishing, Dams, and Climate: What have we lost, and what do we stand to gain?” Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center, SUNY Oneonta.
COOPERSTOWN – A cherished figure at The Farmer’s Museum is hoping to get a new home soon. Zeb, a 23-year-old Percheron, retired from full service two years ago, and museum officials are hoping to raise enough money to build him his own stable to relax in.
Following the two busiest shopping days of the year – Black Friday and Cyber Monday – museum officials took action on Giving Tuesday to crowd-source for $10,000, enough to build Zeb a retirement stable.
Give the gift of Christmas to children in need. To participate in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program CLICK HERE!
GIVING TUESDAY! – All Day. Support your charitable, community, other non-profit organizations. Visit www.nygivesday.org
OPEN HOUSE – 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Visit the Oneonta History Center on this national day for giving to non-profits. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org
AROMATHERAPY WORKSHOP – 6:15 p.m. Learn how to make your own body wash with your preferred scents & also, essential oil safety with David Kropp, Owner of Essentials by DK. Materials fee, $7.50 required with registration. Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-1980 or visit hmloneonta.org/adult-programs/