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Giving Tuesday donations go to worthy recipients

Pictured are representatives of the Golden Belt Community Foundation and the various entities that received contributions during the foundation’s Giving Tuesday event. The GBCF presented the checks to the agencies during a coffee Thursday at the Prince of Peace Parish Center in Great Bend.

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 The Golden Belt Community Foundation hosted the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Coffee Thursday morning to celebrate the results of Giving Tuesday Nov. 28. It used the event to give away over $170,000 to area non-profit entities, just in time for Christmas.

The presentations took place the Prince of Peace Parish Center in Great Bend. Foundation Executive Director Christy Tustin said $152,164 was donated on Giving Tuesday, which when coupled with $25,000 in match money, totaled $177,164 for local charities.

There were 60 GBCF endowed funds that received donations. The top-ten charities that picked up the ...


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