The 2017 Give Choose campaign raised more than $222,500 for 86 area charities May 2.
Over the past four years, donations during the annual online donation initiative total $480,400.
This year’s campaign saw participation by 1,605 individual donors.
“With each successive year, we attract new donors, new charities, and new connections between both,” said Amy Owen, executive director of the Community Foundation for Northern & Fauquier Counties, which organized the event. “That’s exactly what we hope to achieve. I want to thank all who helped pitch in, supported it, and gave to it.”
The foundation plans to expand use of its online donation tool to make it a year-round resource for the community’s nonprofit organizations. Staring May 31, the GiveChoose.org portal will be available for individuals to host their own fundraising event for any charity that is part of the GiveChoose.org line up, including programs such as alternative birthday gifts and walk-a-thons. Learn more about those opportunities here.