Group makes giving back easier

TROY — Thanks to a new group of caring residents, giving back to Miami County nonprofits is about to get a little easier. Beginning Nov. 12, Give Where You Live will begin a quarterly selection of a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit to receive up to $10,000 to use to help with special projects and ongoing community support.

The mission of Give Where You Live is to enable a group of caring citizens who have the desire to support charitable organizations benefitting Miami County. Their vision is to encourage a culture of philanthropy and generosity by providing an easier process for residents to give back locally. The organization will meet for one hour, four times a year. Members may propose specific charities to be considered and a maximum of three will be presented during the meeting.

One of the three will be selected to receive the donations collected on-site.

The goal is to have 100 members, each donating $100 per meeting. Imagine what an impact $10,000 might make to a local agency and the good it could do in Miami County. Give Where You Live welcomes new members throughout the year. Upcoming meetings are scheduled for Nov. 12, Feb. 11, May 12, Aug. 11 and Nov. 10. Meetings will be 7-8 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church, 14 W. Walnut St., Tipp City.

For more information or to sign up as a member, visit the website at or email questions to