Give Local America Helps Santa Cruz County Nonprofits

HR- Give Local 2People across the U.S., hundreds of thousands of people like you and me, are giving back to their communities today, May 3, as part of Give Local America.

Give Local America is a single-day crowdfunding event for nonprofits and other charitable groups that raised $68.5 million for more than 9,000 nonprofits in 50 states last year.

It’s happening right now in Jacksonville, Florida  and in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Today, businesses, families and kids are giving to animal shelters and youth development programs in North Platte, Nebraska  and to nonprofits helping the environment in Missoula, Montana.

Here in Santa Cruz County, you can join me in giving to one or more of the 135 teams participating in this week’s Human Race  and today’s Give Local America.

A majority of the May 3 giving days are coordinated by community foundations. Last year we  decided to give it a shot. Through a funding partnership with the Monterey Peninsula Foundation , we hooked up with Kimbia and their Give Local America so local nonprofits might benefit, too.

In talking with the Santa Cruz Volunteer Center, we agreed to join forces and back the Human Race, a program they’ve successfully run for over thirty years.

We committed funds and logistical support for the next three years to help the Volunteer Center, by 2018, reach its single year goal of raising more than half a million dollars for local nonprofits.

A crowdfunding platform was created for the local multi-day fundraising campaign, making it easy for you to give to a local charity.

Give Local America and the Human Race benefits charitable programs large and small, from Watsonville to the San Lorenzo Valley. It’s a great way to have your contribution matched and increased.

No excuses if you miss your chance to give today. You can still give to groups in the Human Race, through race day May 7.


2016_LuisChabolla150xLuis Chabolla is the Communications Director at Community Foundation Santa Cruz County. You can follow him on Twitter.

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