Not quite halfway through Loudoun County’s biggest day of charitable giving, it is a youth outreach nonprofit in Middleburg that is enjoying the most public support.
Today, hundreds of residents are donating to scores of support organizations through the GiveChoose program organized by the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties.
During the 24 hours of May 1, Loudouners can go to GiveChoose.org to donate to their charity of choice from among the 65 participating nonprofits. Visitors can choose from among animal welfare, environment, health, human services, education, youth, arts and culture, and community development nonprofits to support with a donation of $10 or more.
It’s not a competition, but by early afternoon the program’s donation tote board showed that A Place To Be had received the highest number of contributions and the most money raised—more than $25,000 by 3 p.m. Based in Middleburg, the organization uses music and expressive art therapy to help young people overcome physical, medical, behavioral, learning, intellectual, developmental, social and life challenges.
Illustrating the wide variety of community groups involved with the program, Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, Birthright of Loudoun County, Loudoun Hunger Relief, Mobile Hope, and the Humane Society of Loudoun County also are among the organizations receiving the most donations.
The donation program continues until midnight.
Give Choose has raised more than $600,000 for local charities since it began in 2014.