Southwest Washington’s 24-hour online giving marathon set for Sept. 19
VANCOUVER — The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington hosted more than 75 nonprofit representatives at a launch party last week to announce plans for its sixth-annual Give More 24!
This online giving event is designed to create awareness and raise funds for nonprofits that serve Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania Counties. Organizations can sign up to participate at GiveMore24.org before the June 28 registration deadline.
Over the past five years, Give More 24! has empowered local nonprofits to raise more than $4.5 million dollars in online donations from generous individuals. The online giving day runs from midnight to midnight each year and encourages southwest Washington residents to support their favorite causes by donating to any of the participating nonprofits.
Last year, 155 organizations participated and encouraged donors to help them win prizes and fulfill matching funds. By midnight, contributions exceeded $1.3 million thanks to 3,697 donors.
Area nonprofits can learn more about how to participate in the 2019 event by visiting the event website at GiveMore24.org before Fri., June 28. Many local nonprofits have found great success from participating in past years. Clark County Food Bank raised more than $19,600 dollars during the 2018 event to alleviate hunger and its root causes in our community.
“As a nonprofit who has participated in Give More 24! from the very beginning, we love the community connection that this event provides,” said Alan Hamilton, president of Clark County Food Bank. “It feels like our entire community rallies together to support all of our local causes, organizations, and missions.”
Once registered, nonprofits can invite their supporters to make tax-deductible gifts via the website’s secure donation form during the 24-hour period on Thu., Sept. 19. The giving day website will tally donations in real-time so that everyone can watch the dollars add up and cheer on their favorite cause.
Social media has been a driving force in garnering support for causes, and GiveMore24.org provides the opportunity for donors to easily post messages in support of their chosen charities, asking friends and family to pitch in and give back as well. This year, the website will also feature business fundraising pages, empowering local businesses to support nonprofits and engage their employees to participate.
Give More 24! was created by the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington as a local “giving holiday” that brings attention to the charitable needs of our region and the nonprofits addressing them. In that spirit, every gift given during this event will stay local, because each of the participating nonprofits serves Clark, Cowlitz or Skamania Counties. Give More 24! is a simple, fun and rewarding way for residents to give.
This event would not be possible without the continuous support of our Presenting Sponsor, Davidson & Associates Insurance representing PEMCO Insurance. “As a local business, we are committed to the mission of bettering our community,” said Emily McCoy, Digital Marketing Coordinator for the organization. “That mission is heard loud and clear when remarkable nonprofits band together during Give More 24! to achieve this goal one conversation, one donation and one step at a time.”
About the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington
Established in 1984, the Community Foundation helps southwest Washingtonians build a more vibrant community by inspiring investments in local philanthropy. The Foundation holds more than 300 distinct funds, which are actively invested to generate growth and income for granting purposes. Governed by an esteemed volunteer board, the Community Foundation offers benefits and services to donors, nonprofits and the community at large. Learn more at www.cfsww.org.
Information provided by Community Foundation for Southwest Washington.