October 29, 2020
BATH, NY – From Cornell Cooperative Extension:
It’s just under TWO short weeks now until FLXGives 2020 on Nov. 13th. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County is joining nonprofits from all across the Finger Lakes region that day to raise money for a cause. And CCE Steuben’s cause is an updated, accessible bathroom facility for our 4-H’ers near the fairgrounds show ring and cow barn.
The kids spend days at the show pavilion and barns during the summer grooming their animals and preparing their projects to showcase for the judges. Many of them have spent all year long preparing for this chance to earn a blue ribbon. They deserve a bathroom that is close to their stalls…one that is handicapped accessible…and safe! Half of the money has already been raised and a local architect has drawn up plans for the building. Our goal for FLXGives Day is $12,000 which would put us on the road to groundbreaking.
Donations can begin at 12:01 a.m. on November 13 and must stop at 11:59 p.m. CCE Steuben’s donation page can be found at http://bit.ly/buildthe4Hbathroom. The Steuben County 4-H & FFA Market Animal Sale Committee will match the first $2,000 raised in donations. So please bookmark our donation page and help us reach our goal on Nov. 13.
A few ways you can really help include:
• Any youth who donates (there is a box to check if the gift is from someone under age 18) will have $10 added to their gift.
• Visit facebook.com/communitygiving on Nov. 13 and find the post asking you to comment on your favorite nonprofit- and write CCE Steuben in the comments. It could earn us an additional $500.
• Give your donation between 8:00-10:00 p.m. at night! It could earn us $500.
• Become a Fundraising Champion. Click on the FUNDRAISE button on our donation page at http://bit.ly/buildthe4Hbathroom and challenge your friends and family to help our kids get this new bathroom.
More information about this project and videos from our 4-H youth can be found on the CCE Steuben website at PutKnowledgeToWork.org. Or contact us 607-664-2300.