Check back often on new ways to get involved in the 25th annual NBC15 Share Your Holidays!
Check Out Hunger
Donate at the register at many area grocers throughout the campaign! Hy-vee, Metcalfe's Markets, Pick 'n Save and Woodman's will all be helping to raise funds for Second Harvest. Dates vary by location between November 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.
Food & Fund Drives
Participate in a food drive this year at your office by collecting food and funds. Working remotely these days? Host a virtual food drive and raise funds that way!
Here's where the real fun begins!
1. Order curbside to-go from 1 of 3 amazing Food Fight Restaurants (locations and menu coming soon).
2. Order your cocktail kit from State Line Distillery
3. Head home and join us on Zoom at 6:30pm for a half hour of fun as we prepare to launch our 25th anniversary of NBC15 Share Your Holidays Virtual Kick-off at 7:00pm LIVE on NBC15!!!
4. At 7:00pm join us for a special, primetime edition of NBC15 News as we kick off the 25th Anniversary Year of Share Your Holidays! We’ll reflect back on how the giving started and the impact we’ve had over the years. We will also honor this year’s “Be Like Mike” awardees, who are recognized for embodying the giving spirit of former NBC15 Anchor and Share Your Holidays Founder, Mike McKinney. Join us on Thursday, November 12th from 7-7:30 p.m. on WMTV NBC15. Tune in Over The Air on 15.1, Spectrum – Ch. 615, AT&T UVerse – Ch. 1015, DirecTV – 15, Dish Network - 15.
Don't forget to go online and bid on our virtual silent auction items! Silent auction will close at 10:30pm on 11/12/20.
Social Media Blitz | Tuesday, November 17th
Be ready with your holiday attire on Tuesday, November 17th! Post your photo on Facebook or Instagram using #SYH25 and Naviant will donate 21 meals for each photo posted! Up to 30,000 meals! Our goal is to see 1400 photos posted in one day!
105.5 Triple M Request A Thon | Thursday, November 19th
Go online or call 1-844-8HUNGER (1-844-848-6437) , donate a minimum of $25, request your favorite song and Jonathan and Kitty on 105.5 Triple M will play it for you! Want your song at the top of the list or a terrible song stopped? You can increase your donation to be moved to the top or remove a song that's being played. Phones will be open from 6:00am-7:00pm on Thursday, November 19th.
Giving Tuesday | Tuesday, December 1st
*Donations made online through Thrivent’s giving platform on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, will be matched up to $20,000 per Thrivent Member Network. Thrivent, in partnership with InFaith Community Foundation, offers you the opportunity to make online personal donations to the organizations you care about.
Celebration Drive Through Food Drive | Wednesday, December 2nd
On Wednesday, December 2nd, join us in honoring the start of NBC15 Share Your Holidays campaign! Mike McKinney, late NBC15 News Anchor, began collecting food on a snowy evening in a grocery store parking lot. This year, we want to honor him by hosting our own 25th anniversary Drive Through Food Drive. Just place the food you'd like to donate in a bag in your trunk and we'll get it out safely and you can be on your way. Considering making a monetary donation? You can do that too! We'll have our truck to collect food as well as cash collection containers ready!
Alliant Energy Center Parking Lot
Grand Finale Phone A Thon & Sort A Thon | Wednesday, December 9th
On Wednesday, December 9, the 25th annual NBC15 Share Your Holidays campaign culminates! All donations made on the phone during a Mike's Miracle Minute and all gifts made online will be matched ALL DAY!
From 6 a.m.-10:30 p.m., call our phonebank toll-free at 844-8-HUNGER (844-848-6437).
While Sort A Thon will look different than previous years, we will still have volunteer shifts available. We will be sorting food & packing Care Boxes at the Alliant Energy Center. Shifts will be a bit longer than previous years with less volunteers per shift to protect staff and volunteers.
Mike's Miracle Minute Times
|6:01am||J.H Findorff & Sons|
|7:25am||BMO Harris Bank|
|7:55am||Second Harvest Foodbank Board of Directors|
|10:26am||Madison Horizons Rotary Club|
|11:20am||National Mutual Benefit|
|11:58am||Huby & Abraham, S.C|
|1:21pm||Front Row Sales & Marketing|
|4:15pm||Bob’s Discount Furniture|
|4:40pm||First Weber Foundation|
|5:00pm||Chase Brieman of CBRE|
|6:00pm||The Madison Partners|
|7:46pm||The Members of Temple Beth El|
|10:01pm||SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital|