Giving Tuesday Exceeds Goal
Thank you to everyone who supported Via Services on Giving Tuesday and during the month of December! Because of you, we exceeded our goal!
What is Giving Tuesday?
We have one day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
Our Goal: $52,000
Our 13 acre, Via West Campus provides special needs camping services to thousands of children and adults each year through our Via West and Altitude programs. For over 65 years, parents have trusted us to care for their young and adult children, and in light of recent events, like the Napa and Santa Rosa fires, we want to ensure that Via West Campus remains safe for everyone. With your support, we will be able to further enhance our protocols around camp and provide additional safety features.
The funds we raised on Giving Tuesday will allow us to update our lighting and install a full PA sound system with speakers that will reach the entire campus - from the lower campsite to the new amphitheater and all the way up to the horse corral. Given the size of Via West, this is so important as it allows us instant access to our staff and participants even when they are spread across campus for activity rotations.Thanks to a generous match from the Sobrato Family Foundation, some of our donations were matched 2:1, enabling us to reach our goal. These donations all ensure that the families we serve continue to thrive in our loving and protected environment.