2023 #BethelGives Campaign

by Bethel Community Services Foundation

Bethel Community Services Foundation announces the beginning of the 2023 #BethelGives Campaign. The 2023 campaign is supporting nine local nonprofit organizations. Funds raised are divided up equitably among the participating groups.

This year we have more amazing thank you gifts for #BethelGives contributions at the $50 level, at the $100 level and at the $150 level.

$150 contribution: a #BethelGives “Warm and Cozy” pack with a #BethelGives branded Yeti mug, a cookie mix and a handmade mitten ornament

$100 contribution: a #BethelGives fleece-lined beanie or a zip hoodie with Bethel’s own Infinity seltzer water – while supplies last

$50 contribution: two past #BethelGives swag items (coffee cozy, socks, a dry bag/floating key chain, etc.)

Any contribution: #BethelGives Sticker

The nine groups that are participating in #BethelGives this year are: Bethel Winter House Shelter, SouthWest Alaska Arts Group, Tundra Women’s Coalition, Bethel Friends of Canines, YK Delta Lifesavers, Future Delta Nurses, KYUK, Kuskokwim Consortium Library, and Yuut Elitnaurviat.

The aim of #BethelGives is to offer Bethel and the YK Delta community increased opportunities to support local organizations. Unrestricted funds are important for our local nonprofits to meet their missions and continue their amazing work which touches the lives of all community members.

In 2023, there are several ways to support the #BethelGives campaign:

The Perfect Pie: The Perfect Pie is Wednesday, November 22 at the VFW (Club Side) at 6 pm. Donate a pie, buy a pie, or do both! Don’t be late – pies go FAST. Call or text 545.6052 for details.

Saturday Market: Visit us in person at the Saturday Market in Bethel on November 25. We will be there with all the thank you gifts and will accept donations in cash, checks or credit card! 

Online: Contributions to the #BethelGives campaign will be accepted through www.bethelgives.org or www.bcsfoundation.org. We will be in touch with you about thank you gifts after you make your donation. We will also offer gifts to people who donate via Facebook if they share their contact email when prompted by Facebook (we have to know how to find you!). You can point your phone at the QR code here to be taken to the #BethelGives website:

Local Businesses: Local small businesses around Bethel will also be participating in the 2023 #BethelGives campaign. Keep your eye out for information posted at bethelgives.org and at the Bethel Community Services Foundation Facebook page about ways that you can support local small businesses that are sponsoring the #BethelGives campaign. 

1. Malone Insurance Company is matching donations! Stop by their office OR mention that you are a Malone Insurance Company customer when you give online or at Saturday Market, and they will offer a match to the campaign! 

2. Vitus will be making a donation to the campaign for every gallon of gas purchased on November 28th (#GivingTuesday). 

3. Ed’s Automotive is also a campaign sponsor- please schedule your vehicle for service at 543-4445!

4. GCI, ConocoPhillips Alaska and Donlin Gold have both donated to #BethelGives and are campaign sponsors. Thank you for your gifts!

Phone, Mail and In-Person Contributions: Contributions to the #BethelGives Campaign will be accepted over the phone at 907-545-1855, in-person at the BCSF office, located at 1795 Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway, or by mail at PO Box 2189 Bethel, AK 99559.

#BethelGives is an extension of a national and international campaign- #GivingTuesday- which encourages people all over the world to following the shopping mayhem of Black Friday and Cyber Monday with generosity that changes lives in their own local communities. On #GivingTuesday, people around the USA and world will share their time, talents and treasure with their neighbors in need, often through local organizations. The generosity of our region is so appreciated during this fundraising campaign!

CONTACTS: Primary: Lisa Whalen, Program Officer, BCSF [email protected] and 545-1855. Secondary: Michelle DeWitt, Executive Director, BCSF [email protected] and 543-1812.