Support aging adults during 65-hour online giving event
Wilson County, TN – July 11, 2022 – As the world moves into a new chapter of the pandemic, aging adults continue to be in need. As they experience isolation and loneliness daily, services supporting older adults remain critical to a healthy aging process. Wilson Rides remains committed to serving aging adults through their transportation services, working every day to fulfill their mission of providing safe, reliable, affordable transportation to local destinations in Wilson County, Tennessee.
The Give65 Event, hosted by Home Instead Charities, provides Wilson Rides with an opportunity to rally the community to support older adults served by their organization. From July 12 thru 15, WILSON RIDES is participating in the seventh-annual event, a 65-hour online giving event exclusively for charitable organizations serving aging adults. Donations can be made here: https://www.give65.org/WilsonRidesInc
This year, Home Instead Charities is providing $160,000 in matching dollars, with each organization qualifying for a maximum of $5,000, while funds are available. These are a dollar-for-dollar match, meaning as long as the $160,000 in matching funds are still available, each dollar donated will be matched up to $5,000 per organization. Home Instead Charities will also offer an additional $10,000 in matching grants once $500,000 is collectively raised on the Give65 site. Every organization is eligible for up to $500 of this matching grant fund, while those funds are available.
Also, during the Give65 Event, there are eight $10,000 financial rewards and eight $1,000 available. Every participating organization is divided into one of four categories based on their operating budget. For each category, one nonprofit can receive the $10,000 financial reward for most dollars raised and another (not the same nonprofit) can receive the $10,000 financial reward for most donors. The same is true with the $1,000 financial reward, which is awarded to the second-place finisher in each category.
“Give65 allows us to highlight the needs of older adults, help aging adults in our community, and raise critical dollars for the much-needed services we offer to our members,” says Gaye Lynn Wilson, Executive Director of Wilson Rides.
The 65-hour Give65 Event begins at 8 a.m. CDT on Tuesday, July 12 and concludes at 1:00 a.m. CDT on July 15.
“Every individual deserves to age with independence and dignity. Through services offered by Wilson Rides, aging adults are supported and celebrated in their aging journey. We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with Wilson Rides for the seventh-annual Give65 Event. The charitable sector serves a critical role in supporting aging adults in need, and we thank all of those who financially support this important work,” says Lenli Corbett, executive director of Home Instead Charities.
About Wilson Rides Inc
Wilson Rides is a 501c3 non-profit organization in Wilson County, TN founded April of 2020 helps to preserve the quality of life and foster a connected community for older adults in Wilson County, TN by providing safe transportation to local destinations. You can follow Wilson Rides on all social @WilsonRidesInc or visit www.wilsonridesinc.org
About Home Instead Charities
Give65, the signature program of Home Instead Charities, is the first and only online giving platform exclusively for charitable organizations serving aging adults. Give65 hopes to inspire people to come together and give in support of less fortunate older adults and the charitable organizations serving them. Donations of $10 or more are accepted and always appreciated. Matching grants and financial rewards inspire people to give and to give on a greater level, therefore having an even greater impact on older adults in the United States.
Home Instead Charities is a public charity that qualifies as tax exempt under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, ID# 51-0457609. HI Charities was founded as a private foundation, but in 2015, received approval by the Internal Revenue Service to terminate its private foundation status and pursue public charity status. This is a five-year process that concluded at the end of year 2019.
Home Instead Charities is not legally affiliated with any Home Instead branded foundation that operates in any other country, as well as any other Home Instead branded charities that operate in the U.S., Canada, or any other country, province or territory. Home Instead Charities is not legally affiliated with any of the independently owned and operated Home Instead franchised or master franchised businesses or Home Instead, Inc.