This year, more than 80 area charities have joined forces for the Give Choose, a 24-hour fundraising campaign organized by the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties. But you don’t have to wait until May 7 to lend your support.
The annual day of giving on Tuesday, May 7, challenges residents to donate to nonprofit organizations serving Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties. Charities register to participate on givechoose.org, where visitors can choose from among animal welfare, environment, health, human services, education, youth, arts and culture, and community development nonprofits. Donations of $10 or more may be made through the Give Choose site.
The site opened April 23 to allow residents to begin scheduling donations.
Many participating charities secure advanced challenge gifts from donors who offer to match dollars raised to help organizations reach fundraising goals. In addition to raising funds from community donors, area businesses work with the Community Foundation to sponsor a Give Choose “prize pool” that provides monetary prizes awarded to charities throughout the day.
Since its inaugural event in 2014, Give Choose has raised more than $880,000 for area nonprofits.
“Many nonprofits take advantage of this day to benefit from a spring fundraising opportunity to support their work and operations,” said Director of Grants and Nonprofit Programs Nicole Acosta. “Many donors will be making a gift to a charity for the very first time as they learn about charitable services and programs in their own backyard.”
Give Choose begins midnight May 7, and ends at 11:59 p.m.