One day left to double your gift and help with local recovery!
May 5, 2020
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Georgetown Friends,
Did you see our big announcement last week? Today is #GivingTuesdayNow, and the Georgetown BID and Halcyon are teaming up to keep small business alive in our neighborhood and beyond through a unique, joint crowdfunding campaign.

Donations through 11:59 p.m. today will go directly to Georgetown workers who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19, like Marty Souliere:

“I'm using [Georgetown BID’s] grant money towards a very unexpected high healthcare payment. Keeping my health benefits during this pandemic and having help to make the payment means a lot to me.”  - Marty Souliere, 13-year employee of Hu’s Shoes

They’ll also go to Halcyon’s support for impact-based startups. These emerging small businesses and their founders, building solutions in areas hammered by this crisis, are thriving precisely because of Halcyon’s combo of housing, stipend, and professional services. With donors like you, they are putting our society on a path of recovery, like
Marcus Bullock:

"As an entrepreneur, it's hard to know what you need in your mixing bowl of ingredients that bake a success path, and it's a great feeling to know that through it all Halcyon is here with me to help figure it out." - Marcus Bullock, Founder and CEO, Flikshop

In more exciting news, a generous anonymous donor has challenged us to raise $100,000 by 11:59 p.m. tonight, agreeing to match all funds. Yes, your gift today—of any size—will double. 

We’re 20% of the way there, and we need your help. Please consider a gift to change the lives of those in need, and those best prepared to help our world navigate a radically new future.

Some of our grant recipients and current Halcyon fellows want to thank YOU for the support:

We also understand if you are not in the place to contribute, and we hope that you can still help spread the word on the social platform of your choice.

We can’t wait to see you again when we are all open for business.

Happy #GivingTuesdayNow,
The Georgetown BID Team
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