A Tioga County non-profit had a very successful Giving Tuesday thanks to the generosity of Upstate Shredding and an anonymous donor.
The Tioga Boys and Girls Club brought in roughly 25 thousand dollars on the charitable giving day.
That’s in large part due to an anonymous donor who pledged to match everyone else’s donation dollar for dollar.
Over $12,000 was given, $10,000 of which came from Upstate Shredding owner Adam Weitsman.
Weitsman’s grandfather Ben and the rest of his family have been longtime supporters of the club.
Executive Director Jamie Holliday says, “That legacy is huge. His grandfather being one of the founding members of this club and we’ve been in the community since 1946. It’s a long history, a great history and we’re just so excited that the Weitsman family and the club are still connected.”
Holliday says the money will be used to improve the overall safety of the club, as well as fund youth programming such as athletic leagues, craft club, science club and a new anti-bullying program.
You can support the Tioga Boys and Girls Club this Saturday by attending a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 AM at American Legion Post 401 on Front Street in Owego.