Entering year five of Giving Tuesday, the Central Kansas Community Foundation will try something a little new and different — capitalizing on "Taco Tuesday."
The first #givingtuesday Taco Fest will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Newton Recreation Center.
"It will be soft and crunchy tacos," said Brenda Sooter of the CKCF. "You come in, and put whatever you want to on it. It will be by donation — there is no charge but by donation."
A local business is helping sponsor the food for the day, but the CKCF hopes that those who come will chew on more than tacos.
There will be 44 different charities that can be supported during the Giving Tuesday event — all with unique needs.
The CKCF has published a "wish book" online at centralkansascf.org.
"We are promoting that giving opportunity for our local charities," Sooter said. "Some of our charities are only wanting volunteers, while others want specific things on their wish lists that are in our wishbook."
Any and all financial gifts made Nov. 27 will go directly to charities designated by the givers.
List of participating GiveNow Newton Charities 2017
Acupuncture Newton, Inc.
Agape Resource Center
American Cancer Society – Relay for Life
Caring Hands Humane Society
Carriage Factory Art Gallery
CASA: A Voice for Children
Central Kansas Community Foundation
Community Playschool, Inc.
Friends of Harvey County ERT, Inc.
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland
Harvey County Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Harvey County Habitat for Humanity
Harvey County Health Department
Harvey County Historical Museum
Harvey County Special Olympics
Harvey County United Way
Health Ministries Clinic
Heart to Heart Child Advocacy Center
Heartland Pregnancy Care and Family Life Services
Kansas Christian Home
Kansas Learning Center for Health
Kidron Bethel Village
New Hope Shelter
Newton Community Children’s Choir
Newton Et Cetera Shop
Newton Meals on Wheels
Newton Medical Center
Newton Mid-KS Symphony Orchestra Assoc.
Newton Presbyterian Manor
Newton Recreation Commission
Newton USD 373 Latchkey
Offender Victim Ministries
Prairie Independent Living Resource Center, Inc.
Prairie View, Inc.
Second Century Library Foundation
Sound of Heartland Ensemble
Trinity Heights Respite Care