HAMPTON ROADS ANNUAL GIVING DAY IS TUESDAY, A DAY EVERYONE LIVING IN THE 757 CAN BECOME A PHILANTHROPIST!
HAMPTON, VA I May 7, 2021 – The 8th annual giving day is Tuesday, May 11, beginning at midnight. Give Local 757 is a day set aside to celebrate the nonprofits who touch every life in Hampton Roads by raising funds for them.
The Peninsula Community Foundation’s goal is to work with its community partners to identify areas where new strengths can be built and greater civic engagement is encouraged – philanthropy is one of these areas. The Give Local 757 Initiative is a program created by the Peninsula Community Foundation to spark and grow local philanthropy. One way they are accomplishing this is through #givelocal757.
The event has united our community like no other to help raise unrestricted funds for the organizations that strengthen the Hampton Roads region. “With most nonprofits suffering financially, there has never been a greater need to support them. They are significant employers, most are small businesses, and several are on the frontlines of these unprecedented times,” said Tammy Flynn, Peninsula Community Foundation’s Director of Philanthropy.
Give Local 757 is an exciting celebration connecting community members with hundreds of local nonprofits. The event encourages philanthropic giving, community engagement, and strengthen the collaborative impact for the benefit of the Hampton Roads region. This past year, most service-providing nonprofits experienced an increase in demand for their critical services. This coupled with restrictions on fundraising activities has been devastating to the financial health of many organizations.
Michael Monteith, CEO of the Peninsula Community Foundation, states, “We witness the power of unity to create change every day at the Foundation, but especially in times like these. For our nonprofits on the front lines, everyone’s generous support is necessary to respond to the unprecedented need created in the past year.”
Last year the online event raised $1.6M in twenty-four hours and has raised $5.6M in new philanthropy for the region’s nonprofits since it was created in 2014. From midnight to 11:59 PM on Tuesday, May 11, donors can visit www.givelocal757.org to support any of the organizations. Here are just some of their inspiring stories. Residents can also fundraise for the cause they are most passionate about joining the hundreds who have already signed up.
For more information, please contact Tammy Flynn at 757-849-9700.