Tampa, FL – From midnight to 11:59 p.m. on May 3, Tampa Bay area residents are encouraged to participate in Give Day Tampa Bay, a 24-hour, online giving event designed to increase philanthropy in the Tampa Bay area and raise awareness of the work local nonprofits do in the community.
This is the third year the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay has sponsored the event, which raised $1.75 million for 550 Tampa Bay area nonprofits last year. This year, 595 nonprofits are participating from Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Sumter counties.
“Give Day Tampa Bay is an opportunity for people who want to help, but may not know how they can support local nonprofits,” said Marlene Spalten, President and CEO of the Community Foundation. “Give Day Tampa Bay is part of a national event in which communities all over the country will be raising money for local nonprofits, encouraging everyone to ‘Live Here, Give Here.’”
It’s simple to give during Give Day Tampa Bay. Visit www.GiveDay.org on May 3 and find a nonprofit you want to support on the list of participating organizations. All donations are tax-deductible and will remain in the Tampa Bay area. And all the money donated on Give Day – minus a small credit card processing fee – will be given to the nonprofit for which it is intended. The Community Foundation does not keep any money donated on Give Day.
Donations from the public will be boosted with funds from corporate sponsors of Give Day, with a prize pool of nearly $80,000 giving nonprofits the chance to win monetary awards and prizes based on their day’s donations.
WEDU PBS will stream Give Day live on wedu.org and giveday.org from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 3. The live webstream will include interviews with representatives from many of the nonprofits participating in Give Day, along with presentations and demonstrations.
About Give Day Tampa Bay
Give Day Tampa Bay is part of a national event in which communities across the country ask people to give to their local nonprofits on one specific day – May 3, 2016. This year’s theme, “Live Here, Give Here,” highlights the fact that all donations given on Give Day Tampa Bay will remain right here in the Tampa Bay area, helping the hundreds of nonprofit organizations that work each and every day to make life better for the Tampa Bay community.
About the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay
Founded in 1990, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay connects donors, nonprofits, community and business leaders, professional advisors, volunteers and residents to make the maximum positive impact in the Tampa Bay region. For the last 25 years, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay has been dedicated to making giving easy and meaningful for donors as a way to strengthen nonprofit organizations and build a better, more vibrant community. Since its inception, its donors have enabled the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay to award more than $175 million in grants to nonprofit organizations across the country.
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