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Georgians encouraged to give to nonprofits Thursday
Georgia Gives Day began in 2012
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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

WomenSource

*Many statewide nonprofits with local branches are also participating.


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