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Engage MI Challenge raises $43,000

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The EngageMI Fundraising Challenge raised $30,119 from 309 donors in three weeks. An additional $13,000 in prizes were awarded. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of neighbors! 


KAY DEMOSS

Senior Content Editor

October 28, 2019 | LANSING, Mich. — EngageMI Fundraising Challenge was a three-week event (October 14 – November 1, 2019) connecting donors with United Methodist-related non-profits and projects doing good across Michigan.

This virtual fundraising event, sponsored by the Michigan Conference of The United Methodist Church, offers the opportunity for these non-profits and projects to raise thousands of dollars to benefit local communities.

As of the close of the campaign $30,119 had been raised from 309 donors.

These organizations were among the top five with regard to online donations:

  1. South Flint Soup Kitchen $6,888 from 113 donors;
  2. Samaritan Counseling Center $4,605 from 18 donors;
  3. Mobility Worldwide East Michigan $4,161 from 21 donors;
  4. Cass United Methodist Church & Center $3,180 from 73 donors;
  5. Camp Michigamme $2,602 from 18 donors.

An additional $13,000 in bonuses were given to these projects on the strength of those donor gifts:

  • Kickoff Challenge to top three organizations to raise the most dollars in the first 24 hours:
    • Cass Community UMC & Center $800
    • South Flint Soup Kitchen $300
    • Motown Mission $150
  • Week 1 Challenge (Oct. 14-20) awarded to top three organizations to raise the most dollars in the first week:
    • South Flint Soup Kitchen $1,000
    • Cass Community UMC & Center $700
    • Samaritan Counseling Center $300
  • Week 2 Challenge (Oct. 21-27) awarded to the top three organizations with the most unique donors in the second week:
    • Cass Community UMC & Center $1,000
    • South Flint Soup Kitchen $700
    • Motor City Wesley $300
  • Week 3 Challenge (Oct. 28-Nov. 1) awarded to the top three organizations to raise the most dollars during the third week:
    • Samaritan Counseling Center $1,000
    • South Flint Soup Kitchen $700
    • Justice For Our Neighbors $300
  • The Final Day Challenge, worth $1,250, awards the organization with the most dollars from Midnight to 5 pm November 1.
    • Samaritan Counseling Center $800
    • South Flint Soup Kitchen $300
    • Justice For Our Neighbors $150

EngageMI is the mission engagement program of the Michigan Conference of The United Methodist Church. EngageMI projects are focused on the well-being of some of the most vulnerable communities in Michigan: people experiencing hunger and homelessness, children and elderly living in poverty, and immigrants and refugees. To learn more, go to EngageMI Challenge website.