In a new twist of community support, several local Community Foundations host annual giving marathons to encourage contribution to community organizations and stretch those contributions with donations from local businesses and individuals.
EXTRA GIVE – Lancaster County –November 21
Coming Soon! November 21, 2014
The Extraordinary Give is Lancaster County’s Largest Day of Giving. This 24-hour giving marathon will benefit more than 250 local organizations. Every dollar donated at extragive.org on November 21 will be stretched with $250,000 from the Lancaster County Community Foundation, Rodgers & Associates and the Martin H. Baer Charitable Trust, AND there are $50,000 in EXTRA prizes you can win for the causes you care about.
Last year the American Red Cross raised over $11,000 through the ExtraGive.
Raise the Region – Williamsport –annually in March
Raise the Region is a unique, online giving event that provides an opportunity for people who care about their community to come together and raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits in 30-hours. All gifts will be processed through the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania.
Centre Gives – Centre County (State College) – annually in May
Centre Gives is a unique 36-hour online-only giving event in which people who care about the future of Centre County can log on to CentreGives.org and donate to any of the dozens of participating charitable organizations that serve Centre County, with the added incentive that Centre Foundation is providing pro-rated matching funds of $100,000 and other cash prizes!