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GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 3, 2019, and every day.
 
It was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
 
One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community!!
 
“As a large part of our community is now aware, the venerable, Washington County Historical Society and the John Hay Center have been privately suffering,” according to Washington County Historian Jeremy Elliott. “From prohibitive spending restrictions and questionable financial allowances, for many years, and continue to do so.”
 
“The WCHS has been loyally defending your Society against this repressive behavior and working to stop the degradation of the organization and its facilities,” noted Elliott. “Unfortunately, ambiguous lawsuits brought against the society, (by former board members), have depleted the society’s operating budget to critical mass.”
 
The circumstances are dire and may force difficult decisions concerning the John Hay Center.
 
This establishment is a significant tourist option for Washington County, and the only repository of our county’s heritage, genealogy, artifacts, and history, not to mention a national landmark for a historically remarkable man of the world.  
 
“If you, your family, relatives, friends, co-workers, or anyone you know, loves the John Hay Center, please consider this meaningful organization and its facilities on GivingTuesday,” said Elliott. 
 
Charitable gifts on Giving Tuesday would provide much-needed operating costs for the remainder of the fiscal year.
 
Tax-deductible donations can be sent directly to: 
WCHS
307 E. Market St.
Salem, IN. 47167
 
Or received directly at the same address, inside the Stevens Museum: Tuesday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm.  
 
Please consider sharing your giving ideas and use #GivingTuesday to post on social media.