Donation Match Campaign Launched for COVID-19 Response

Stella’s Circle Responds to Urgent COVID-19 Need with a Donation Match Campaign for #GivingTuesdayNow

Stella’s Circle is responding to meet the needs of our community’s most vulnerable members by launching a donation match campaign leading up to #GivingTuesdayNow on May 5, 2020.

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 – in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world.

When you donate to Stella’s Circle today until May 5, your donation will be matched dollar for dollar by the Stella’s Circle Board of Directors and Foundation Board, up to $5000, doubling the impact of your gift. The members of our boards have been unwavering in their support of our COVID-19 response as we continually innovate to deliver all of our services. Donations can be received online at or by calling 709-738-7730.

Stella’s Circle participants regularly face barriers such as mental illness, addictions, poverty, homelessness, criminal justice involvement and long periods of unemployment. They need more support now than ever before, in more ways than ever before. COVID-19 has increased the demand for Stella’s Circle services and programs, and the expense of delivering these supports while practicing safe physical distancing measures is quickly increasing costs. With pandemic measures still in effect for weeks to come, Stella’s Circle has an urgent need for monetary donations.

“Both the Stella’s Circle Board of Directors and Foundation Board are showing incredible leadership and belief in the mission of Stella’s Circle by matching donation up $5000,” says Stella’s Circle CEO Lisa Browne. “I’m very grateful to them, as these donations to our COVID-19 responses are critically important to our front line response.”

At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people together across the globe. Generosity gives everyone power to make a positive change in the lives of others. Your generosity gives real hope at Stella’s Circle. Those interested in joining Stella’s Circle’s #GivingTuesdayNow efforts can visit

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Laura Ivany
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About Stella’s Circle

Stella’s Circle is a leading community organization in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador transforming lives through real homes, real work, and real help. We offer programs and services to over 1000 adults annually who face many barriers from fully participating in the community. These barriers include mental illness, addictions, trauma, poverty, homelessness, criminal justice involvement, low literacy, and long periods of unemployment. Inclusion and recovery are consistent themes throughout our programming and we focus on providing a hand up, not a hand out. We believe in recovery and an individual’s ability to change their lives. A home, a job, a community – hope lives here.

About GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past eight years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesdayNow is organized by GivingTuesday, in partnership with its global network of leaders, partners, communities and generous individuals. For more information, visit