Connecting communities during Give Local Piedmont 2016

If there is one thing Culpeper is known for, it’s our sense of community—we proved that during the first two Give Local Piedmont events when we raised nearly $1.4 million, which benefited our region’s nonprofits. We know our residents will step up again on May 3 to give generously to community causes that touch their hearts.

Spearheaded by the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation, Give Local Piedmont is an online giving event that provides an opportunity for all of us who care about our community to raise as much money as possible for the 150+ participating local nonprofits during a 24-hour period. For as little as $10, anyone can be a philanthropist and give where they live! Imagine the impact if every resident pledged to give $25, $50, or more to their favorite local charity on May 3.

Give Local Piedmont is part of the national Give Local America event, sponsored by the Council on Foundations. Last year it was one of many simultaneous fundraising events held nationwide, raising more than $68.5 million for more than 9,000 nonprofits and setting a new record for the largest single-day crowdfunding event.

The PATH Foundation has once again offered a $100,000 bonus pool to be shared proportionately with all nonprofits according to their donation totals. An additional $30,000 in cash prizes, donated by generous individuals and businesses, will be awarded as well. Your donation helps each nonprofit achieve more of the bonus funds and prizes.

And Give Local Piedmont is a wonderful community opportunity. It’s about the excitement of giving to a cause you feel is important, and it’s a tiny way to say “thank you” to those folks who dedicate themselves to a cause that is larger than words. Life should be about making a difference, contributing, and having an impact. Many of the nonprofits participating in Give Local Piedmont have the ultimate impact of helping people turn their lives around.

Participating nonprofits serve a wide range of causes, including education, the arts, the environment, medical and dental care, mental health, animals, and many others. They’re all listed on the event website—www.givelocalpiedmont.org. Check it out to find out more about the organizations.

 

Please be generous on May 3!

 

Jane Bowling-Wilson

Executive Director

Northern Piedmont Community Foundation