It is always with a sense of joy and excitement when November rolls around. We have just completed a successful camp just over a month prior and we have had a little breathing room to decompress, unpack all the boxes full of fun camp gear. In the background, the finely laid groundwork for the ‘next’ camp has been reviewed and updated as needed, and we are getting ready to make the big unveil for the next camp. And November rolls around amidst all of this activity, with a wonderful challenge opportunity created by Facebook.

#Giving Tuesdays. On Facebook, MonManCamp, as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, gets to create a public ‘campaign’ to shine the spotlight on our organization, what we do within the community and exponentially the world, and to invite our ‘facebook’ friends and supporters to contribute financially to our fundraiser. While Facebook ‘matches’ a very small portion of donations, which I believe their match is met within the first 8 seconds of when their challenge opens, it really is about people’s generosity and willingness to ‘gift’ their money to support our cause, and to generously enable someone without the financial means to attend and experience MonManCamp.

We have been bowled over by the generosity by those whom we have never met, and by folks who have experienced the JOY of camp from a first person basis. 2017, 2018, and 2019, through #Giving Tuesday on FB, MonManCamp has had $9,600 of donations gifted! Amazing!

As we move full-speed towards Christmas and the close of 2019, we share our gratitude and thanks to everyone who has been a part of MonManCamp, to the participants, our sponsors, our partners, and to the memory of Bill Monroe and the music he and the Blue Grass Boys co-created together. Happy Holidays everyone. We look forward to seeing you at the 2020 MMC or down the road soon!
Cheers-
Heidi Herzog