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Your donations help us connect people every day!

According to a recent study, over forty percent of seniors regularly feel lonely. This has been shown to shorten life and is associated with increased cases of dementia. At RSVP of Dane County we ease lonely feelings by connecting people — volunteers over 55 with people in need in our community — and we do it every day. Even during the pandemic. COVID may have changed some priorities, but it hasn’t slowed us down.

We currently have senior volunteers delivering meals to the home-bound, tutoring kids online, and making warm caps, mittens and blankets for people in need. In October we held our first ever virtual Triad State Conference on health and safety for seniors.

Human connection is vital for our seniors and the Dane County community, like never before. Your donations to RSVP of Dane County help us connect people every day! Contributions, which will be matched, dollar for dollar up to $5,500, are crucial to keep this effort alive in 2020 and beyond. 

What is #GivingTuesday?

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.   It inspires people to help improve our world by collaborating and giving back through the charities and causes they believe in.  This year’s #GivingTuesday will kick off the giving season on December 1st.  Please take this unique opportunity to enhance RSVP’s ability to help improve the Dane County community during this critical time for our volunteers and the people they serve.

To make a #GivingTuesday donation:

By check: Please make your check out to RSVP of Dane County, Inc. and note #GivingTuesday in the memo line.

By Website: Please follow link to website: www.rsvpdane.org/donate and follow the instructions. Be sure to type #GivingTuesday Contribution in the special instruction box.

You can help us spread the word about this great fundraising opportunity for RSVP of Dane County when you “Like and Share” our Facebook page.

The more we share this message, the more successful our fundraiser will be! 

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Volunteers Tell Us

Provides Structure to My Days
“Volunteering has put me in touch with people I would not have normally met. Introduced me to others from different cultural backgrounds. Helped provide structure to my days.”
- RSVP Volunteer