Today is Loudoun’s largest day of giving. More than 80 area charities are joining forces for Give Choose, a 24-hour fundraising campaign organized by the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties.
The event challenges residents to donate to area nonprofit organizations by going to givechoose.org, where they 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.
Many participating charities have worked to 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 have contributed to the 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 ends at 11;59 p.m. May 7.