(WFXR) — The ninth annual ‘Giving Day’ for the New River Valley — also known as ‘GiveLocalNRV Day’ — has been underway for less than nine hours and donors have already raised more than $223,000 for dozens of nonprofits serving the community.
More specifically, as of 8:55 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22, the ‘Giving Day’ website says that 834 people have already donated $223,830 to New River Valley nonprofits.
Last year, the online fundraising effort — hosted by the Community Foundation of the New River Valley — raised more than $519,000 for 95 organizations.
This year, organizers are hoping to make this the most successful ‘Giving Day’ yet by raising $550,000. Some nonprofits will even match your donations, dollar for dollar.
In fact, GiveLocalNRV is awarding 16 grants and prizes totaling $15,000 to some organizations for certain fundraising achievements.
For example, not only will the organizations that raise the most money or have the most unique donors win $1,500, but there will be additional $500 prizes provided to organizations based on the people who donate to them during the five ‘Power Hours’ and three random ‘Golden Ticket’ drawings.
You can check out the fundraising leaderboards, the ‘Power Hours,’ and the ‘Golden Ticket’ winners by clicking here.