The Open Shelter

Proud To Be Part Of The 2024 NASCAR Day GiveAThon!


A nationwide 37-hour online giving campaign begins May 14 at 8 AM ET at

Columbus, Ohio (April 22, 2024) – The Open Shelter, Inc. is joining NASCAR and The NASCAR Foundation for the second-annual NASCAR Day Giveathon, an online giving campaign to raise $650,000 in charitable funds for local charities across the country. “We are thrilled to bring the NASCAR Day Giveathon back for a second year,” said Nichole Krieger, Vice President and Executive Director of The NASCAR Foundation. “It’s always heartwarming to see what our NASCAR industry can accomplish when we all come together for the greater good. We’re excited to build upon the success of last year’s campaign to make an even greater impact on the communities where we live, work and race.”
As a nonprofit organization participating in the Giveathon, The Open Shelter, Inc. has its own online Giveathon page for collecting donations-

The Open Shelter is proud to be a part of the 2024 NASCAR Day Giveathon. The Open Shelter is a grassroots agency serving homeless and marginally housed men, women, and children in Central Ohio with crucial needs and supportive services. The only way this is possible is because of the support of donors like YOU!

“The 2023 NASCAR Day Giveathon brought in over $5000 for The Open Shelter and our mission of Staying Behind With Those Left Behind. We hope to surpass and possibly double that amount this year. We need YOU to help us to finish strong!”- Sheli Mathias, Open Shelter Director.

The Giveathon, which runs from Tuesday, May 14 at 8:00 a.m. ET until 9:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 15, features bonus grants and matching gift donations for nonprofit organizations as well as T-shirts and memorabilia items as incentives for donors.

·        NASCAR and Kaulig Giving will randomly award two (2) $500 bonus grants every hour during the 37-hour window to charities who receive at least one $25 donation during that hour.

·        Matching gift donations available throughout the day of May 15th are made possible by the generosity of Giveathon sponsors, including NASCAR, Kaulig Giving, Jeep Beach, First Nation Group and Borkan Skahill. Matching donations will be matched up to $500 per gift.

8AM NASCAR $10,000 Match

9AM Kaulig Giving $10,000 Match

10AM Jeep Beach $10,000 Match

11AM First Nation Group $10,000 Match (veterans/military charities)

12PM Borkan Skahill $10,000 Match

1PM NASCAR $15,000 Match

2PM Kaulig Giving $15,000 Match

3PM Jeep Beach $15,000 Match

4PM First Nation Group $15,000 Match (veterans/military charities)

7PM Kaulig Giving $10,000 Match

8PM NASCAR $10,000 Match

·        Donor incentives include the opportunity to be listed on the bed of the Rev Racing Gainbridge No 2. Chevrolet Silverado driven by Nick Sanchez in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series at North Wilkesboro on Saturday, May 18th; a commemorative Helmet for first 100 donors who contribute $750 or more; a commemorative coin for the first 300 donors of $50 or more; and, a commemorative t-shirt for the first 1,500 donors of $75 or more.

More details can be found at

NASCAR fans can also follow along throughout the NASCAR Day Giveathon by tuning into SiriusXM Radio Ch. 90 and following The NASCAR Foundation’s social channels, which will feature charity spotlights throughout the campaign.

About The Open Shelter, Inc.

The Open Shelter is an Advocacy Center & Day Services Shelter for homeless and marginally-housed people in Central Ohio. We provide crucial needs directly to those in crisis. Coordinated, supportive services are also provided, directly or by referral.

About The NASCAR Foundation

The NASCAR Foundation is a leading charity that works to improve the lives of children who need it most in NASCAR racing communities through the Speediatrics Children’s Fund and the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award. Since 2006, The NASCAR Foundation has contributed more than $46 Million to impact the lives of more than 1.7 million children across the country. 

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