A group overseeing a statewide fundraiser that aims to drive awareness and donations for nonprofits is asking residents to come together for 24 hours of giving.
The Georgia Center for Nonprofits has scheduled the fourth annual Georgia Gives Day for all day Thursday, during which time those wishing to help out can visit the Georgia Gives website and choose an organization they’d like to financially assist.
Since the inaugural event in 2012, Georgia Gives Day has brought nearly 30,000 donors to more than 2,000 participating organizations, raising more than $5.1 million to support each group’s individual cause.
Among those who benefit are many statewide nonprofits with local branches, as well as exclusively local groups.
Humane Society of Northeast Georgia Executive Director Julie Edwards said giving to any charity is a good idea, but “if you have a choice, please give locally. This is the one day of the year when you’re asked to give specifically to Georgia nonprofits, so please support them if you’re able.”
Georgia Center for Nonprofits President and CEO Karen Beavor said during last year’s effort “we were able to raise more money than the first two years combined due to continued support from our nonprofits and corporate partners and increased engagement from Georgia residents.”
According to its website, the Georgia Center for Nonprofits aims to “build thriving communities by helping nonprofits succeed.”
Participating local nonprofits
• Abba House
• Boys & Girls Clubs
• Breaking Chains Ministries
• Brenau University
• Bridging the Gap of Georgia
• Challenged Child and Friends
• Children’s Center for Hope and Healing
• Christian Education Centers, Inc.
• Eagle Ranch
• Edmondson-Telford Center for Children
• Elachee Nature Science Center
• Gainesville-Hall County Alliance for Literacy
• Georgia Mountain Food Bank
• Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia
• Glory, Hope & Life
• Good News Clinics
• Humane Society of Northeast Georgia
• Interactive Neighborhood for Kids
• My Sister’s Place
• North Georgia Community Foundation
• Pajama Program
• South Hall Community Food Pantry
• Stamp Out Starvation of Horses
• The Guest House
• The Medical Center Foundation
• United Way of Hall County
*Many statewide nonprofits with local branches are also participating.