LBC is excited to be teaming up with Centre Foundation to participate in Centre Gives 2020.  Centre Gives is a unique, online giving event designed to encourage community giving and to support the great work of Centre County nonprofits during 36 hours – starting at 9:00 am on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 and ending at 9:00 pm on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.  This exciting community giving event is hosted by Centre Foundation and supported by Centre Foundation community impact funds and partnerships with local businesses.


In 2012, Centre Foundation established Centre Gives to promote and support Centre County’s many nonprofit organizations. Since its inception, over $8.2 million has been invested into our community through Centre Gives, benefitting over 165 local organizations.  Your donations through Centre Gives not only qualify Liberty Baptist for a larger share of the $300,000 stretch pool, but also help LBC qualify for additional prize money. Although there is a 5% participation fee for LBC, which includes the credit card processing fee, the pro-rated stretch pool has historically exceeded that percentage.


All online donations at centregives.org must be made via credit or debit card. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted. Cash or check donations are not accepted by centregives.org. You can send cash donations to the church and we will see that they get made online.  Donations are tax deductible and irrevocable (donations will not be refunded) and will be for the use of Liberty Baptist Church.  The minimum donation is $10.00.  There is no maximum donation amount; however, only the first $10,000 of a donation will be eligible for the $300,000 stretch pool.


LBC is looking forward to continuing to offer the use of our gym and recreation facility to the most rural eastern part of Centre County.  Since 1996 the gym has been available and today we serve over 400 children, youth, and families from Centre and Clinton counties in central Pennsylvania.  Soccer, basketball, volleyball, dance, twirling, cheerleading, gymnastics, and many other activities are held in this facility offered to our community for only a donation each day.  The costs to operate the facility to your group continue to increase.  Just in 2019 alone we have faced over 48% increases in utilities.  Insurance has increased over 25% in the last two years.


The impact on the Liberty Baptist Church budget is tremendous.  We spend well over $2,500 per month just to keep the lights on and the doors open so your group can have access to this quality facility. The facility-user donations make up only a small part of the costs.  WE NEED YOUR HELP.  LBC needs you to show your appreciation and dedication by participating in this event on May 12th and May 13th.  

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