|May 2, 2014 The Giving Partner is hosting a 24-Hour Giving Challenge from 12 noon on May 6th to 12 noon on May 7th. This online giving event will provide donors and citizen philanthropists the opportunity to learn more about, and donate to, their favorite charitable organizations in Southwest Florida. To create excitement and incentivize giving in the 24-hour event, the sponsoring foundations have contributed $675,000 in matching funds and special grants for the participating non-profits.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County is just one of 400 non-profits who will be given the opportunity to participate in the 24-hour Giving Challenge. There will be $450,000 in matching funds, with an additional $225,000 in grant incentives, which will be awarded to the non-profits during the Challenge. The minimum donation is $25. All donations must be made via debit or credit card through www.givingpartnerchallenge.org website and are 100% tax deductible.
Giving Challenge donations to Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County will support the Summer Program and help provide Club members with needed items to enjoy their summer, like sneakers, flip flops, playground balls, field trip money and more. The donations will also be used to provide scholarships for children to attend the Boys & Girls Clubs 9-week (11 hours a day) Summer Camp, where community children are given hope and opportunity in a safe and fun environment.
The Giving Partner is a publicly available online tool sharing information about local charitable organizations and their programs, needs, governance, management and finances for a complete picture of their effectiveness and impact. Please see their profile at www.thegivingpartner.org.
The 2014 Giving Challenge is sponsored by Community Foundation of Sarasota County, The Patterson Foundation, Manatee Community Foundation, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Charlotte Community Foundation.
The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County provides hope and opportunity to over 6,000 young people at seven locations (Daughtrey Elementary School, Orange Ridge-Bullock Elementary School, Harllee Middle School, Lincoln Memorial Middle School, Southeast High School and the traditional DeSoto and Palmetto Clubs). Open the door and take a tour of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County. For more information or to arrange a tour, call 761-2582 or visit www.bgcmanatee.org.