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Thank You for a Successful 2019 Giving Tuesday

Every holiday season since 2014 we've asked you to make a gift to Search for #GivingTuesday and in all of those years, your generosity never disappoints. Thank you to everyone who supported our #GivingTuesday campaign this year! We are blown away by your kindness.

Held on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday is a celebration of the power of everyday people to make a difference. On December 3rd, millions of people came together to give back to the causes they believe in and the communities where they live

Nationally, $1.97 billion was raised online + offline in the U.S. In Illinois, over $1.7 million was raised by 259 organizations participating in #ILGive on Giving Tuesday.

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Here at Search, we asked our community to come together to champion life without boundaries for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
As in past years, our goal was to raise $20,000 by midnight on December 3rd. You helped us reach this goal by 5:00 PM on #GivingTuesday. But you weren’t finished giving. In the hours that followed, donations kept pouring in. The total raised through #GivingTuesday this year was an incredible $24,000!

That is a record-breaking amount raised for Search on #GivingTuesday.

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Though #GivingTuesday is only one day out of the year, those 24 hours end up making a huge impact for individuals we serve all year long.

Your gifts will make an enormous impact on the lives of the over 500 other individuals served by Search. Your generosity will help buy art supplies for our Visibility Arts artists, cover travel expenses for our Search for Adventure adventurers, fund Special Olympics uniforms and equipment, and support the advocacy and training efforts of our Disability Awareness Players, and much more.

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Here are a few comments our donors shared on #GivingTuesday:

Thank you for all you do. What you do truly makes a difference to each individual. We cannot thank you enough.

Search is simply the best. Thanks for all you do every day to make people’s lives better."

Thank you so much Search! You have made such a difference in our son's life and ours too!

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Thank you for being a part of this movement and for championing life without boundaries for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and remember to save the date – December 1, 2020 – for next year’s #GivingTuesday!

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