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Nonprofits to get a 1-day boost
24-hour Georgia Gives Day starts Dec. 6
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Georgia Gives Day

Deadline for nonprofit registration: 5 p.m. Friday
When: Dec. 6, midnight to midnight
Contact: info@gagives.org, click here

What would happen if everyone donated to their favorite charity on the same day? How much money could be raised?

The Georgia Center for Nonprofits is going to find out exactly that with the first-ever Georgia Gives Day this December.

The Georgia Center for Nonprofits is holding Georgia Gives Day on Dec. 6. The event is a 24-hour fundraising campaign for nonprofits that will take place Dec. 6, midnight to midnight.

The goal of the event is to raise as much money as possible in one single day. All donors have to do is visit www.gagivesday.org and search for organizations that speak to their heart or impact their local communities.

The deadline for nonprofit organizations to register for the event is 5 p.m. Friday.

After registering online, organizations can create a profile page to help explain the goals and purpose of the nonprofit. The pages can include photos and videos to showcase the efforts of the group.

Nearly 20 nonprofits serving Hall County and surrounding areas have signed up to participate in the event including The Guest House Adult Day Service Center, Good News Clinics, Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, Glory, Hope and Life and many more.

A few of the organizations have already started receiving donations. Across the state, the project has already raised over $74,000.

Hall County nonprofit leaders The United Way of Hall County, the North Georgia Community Foundation and the Medical Center Foundation are encouraging any other local organizations to get involved.

Jackie Wallace, president of the United Way of Hall County, said it’s a great initiative to bring awareness to nonprofits and all of the good they do in the community.

“I’m excited about it. It’s the first one done in the state and we’re certainly excited. We hope it will become an annual event,” Wallace said.

Nonprofit organizations must be registered with the state in order to participate.

An application can be filled out online at the Georgia Gives Day website.

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