Now through June 24, 2018, Access Community Action Agency is accepting donations through a fundraising partnership with the 2018 Travelers Championship Birdies for Charity program.
Birdies for Charity is a giving platform that utilizes the excitement around the Travelers Championship to help nonprofits across the region raise awareness and funds to support their missions. Access and every 501(c)(3) organization that raises money through Birdies for Charity will receive a 15% bonus on every dollar raised.
The Travelers Championship is proud to be a PGA TOUR event that donates 100 percent of net proceeds to charity every year. Since 1952, the tournament has given more than $38 million to the community, and in 2017, the Travelers Championship generated more than $1.7 million for 165 charities throughout New England. The tournament is committed to supporting our charitable community through Birdies for Charity and Chip In for Charity.
Launched in 2004, Birdies for Charity provides every 501(c)(3) in Connecticut an opportunity to raise awareness for its cause. The program is a giving platform that utilizes the excitement around the tournament to help nonprofits in communities across the region raise awareness and funds to support their missions. The Travelers Championship sends 100% of collected donations to the participating charities.
It is a PGA TOUR initiative to build a community of tournaments, players, charities, sponsors, partners, volunteers and fans who are committed to making a social investment by helping others. The majority of the funds raised as a professional sporting league are directed back into the local community where the tournament is held. This means that there isn’t one specific beneficiary of the PGA TOUR. Instead there are nearly 3,000 charities and countless individuals worldwide who are touched by the TOUR’s goal of giving back.
Funds raised will support Access’s Mission: to create opportunities that empower under-resourced individuals, families and communities to achieve and sustain economic stability in Windham and Tolland counties. Donations can be made on Access’s donation page through the Travelers Championship: https://events.trustevent.com/index.cfm?eid=2960&charityid=5326635
The Access Community Action Agency is designated by the federal and state government as the anti-poverty agency in northeast Connecticut. Access provides food, affordable housing, job readiness services, and other pathways to economic self-reliance for vulnerable limited-income families and individuals throughout the region.
For more information about the services Access provides, visit us on the web at www.accessagency.org; or call (860) 450-7400 in the Willimantic area or (860) 412-1600 In the Danielson area.