Today is the Day to Support Hilltown Families Through Valley Gives!
Today is Valley Gives Day, your day to make a meaningful tax deductible donation to Hilltown Families as we enter our 10th year!
Here are three ways you can support
Hilltown Families TODAY:
- Make a tax deductible donation at: razoo.com/Hilltown-Families (every gift counts towards Valley Gives fundraising prizes!)
- Get social! Share your giving to Hilltown Families with your Facebook Friends! Give it a Tweet! Email your friends! Encourage others to match your donation at razoo.com/Hilltown-Families!
- “Like” Hilltown Families on Facebook and follow our page all day during Valley Gives! We will be offering Premiums to our donors during Valley Gives to keep for themselves or to give to those in their community! The earlier you make your donation, the more chances you have to be selected for a Premium!
Pay it Forward with Hilltown Families’ Premiums
Local businesses and community institutions love Hilltown Families just as much as our community members! Every day we make connections between the embedded learning & community building opportunities they offer and ways our community can engage with them to support their interests and education.
We want our donors to be able to share our local community-based educational resource with your friends, family & community members too. During Valley Gives Day we will be partnering with local businesses and community institutions, like Historic Deerfield, Amherst Cinema, A2Z Science Learning Center, and Northampton concert venues to offer Premiums to our donors to share with others! We will be offering museum passes, concert & movie tickets, gift certificates, music and more to our donors, encouraging you to “Pay it Forward” by gifting awarded Premiums to another.
Not only will you feel good about supporting Hilltown Families, but you will also feel good when you share a Random Act of Kindness with another by gifting them the opportunity to engage in our community in a way that supports their interests and education too!
Why through Valley Gives? Valley Gives is a collaboration of non-profits throughout western Massachusetts working together to engage 20,000 donors in a single 24-hour day of giving on December 10th. By scheduling your tax deductible donation to Hilltown Families through Valley Gives you too become part of this collaborative effort while amplifying your donation with bonuses and prizes given out by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts to participating non-profit organizations.
Valley Gives offers big prizes and bonuses for the highest number of new and individual donors. Every tax deductible donation made to Hilltown Families through Valley Gives counts! Can only give $10? We need your donation and Valley Gives boost your donation & support!
Supporting Education through Community Engagement
For nearly a decade, Hilltown Families has been working towards creating resilient and sustainable communities by developing and strengthening a sense of place in our children and citizens through community-based education and engagement.
In this TEDx Talk, “Supporting Education Through Community Engagement,” Hilltown Families Founder, Sienna Wildfield, shares her story on why feeling connected to where you live matters, and how community-based education and community-service learning can help grow active citizens who care about where they live.
Part of our mission includes connecting, creating and collaborating in service-based learning opportunities for families in Western MA. Hilltown Families’ Family Community Service Events are one of our signature events that accomplishes this mission. We have been able to deliver over 1,500 hours of community service through service-based learning with our yearly Family Community Service Events and collaborations with local businesses and non-profit organizations!
Volunteering as a family has so many benefits for children, parents, families and the community… yet families are so very busy that it can be difficult to find the time to volunteer together, or to identify ways to support causes and organizations they care about. Hilltown Families’ Family Community Service Events offer a bridge between families and service organizations in our region, bringing our community together in the spirit of volunteerism and collaboration to amplify the work of these organizations while supporting service-based learning and the value of giving back to our community.
Learn more about Hilltown Families Community Service Events in this video, Hilltown Families: Sense of Place.