Great Give 2014: An Opportunity for You to Give Back to Anne Arundel Charities
The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County is launching their 2014 Great Give campaign, starting May 7 at 6 p.m., and ending on Wednesday. The event is a countywide fundraising effort pairing individuals with local charities for a day of giving. The charities include everything from educational and health care, to environmental, sports and animal welfare.
The Community Foundation itself is a clearinghouse for charitable giving and donating. Donor circles are groups of citizen philanthropists who pool their money for greater giving power.
Local charities that receive the funds are vetted.
The Great Give event allows everyone to get in on community philanthropy.
Last year, the 24-hour online Great Give giving opportunity raised $606,784 in one day for 118 Anne Arundel County non-profits. Gifts ranged from $10 to $20,000. Every penny went to charities in our immediate vicinity. This year, their goal is to raise $1 million from a minimum of 5,000 individual donors.
For 2014, 169 charities are on the leader board, many of which are headquartered in South County, including:
- Ann Arrundell County Historical Society, Inc.
- Annapolis London Town & South County Heritage Area, Inc.
- Arundel Lodge
- Camp Letts YMCA
- Owensville Primary Care
- Rude Ranch Animal Rescue
- Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
- South County Faith Network
- South River Federation
- The Friends of Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
- The Summit School
- West/Rhode Riverkeeper, Inc.
Participate by going to www.greatgiveaac.org on May 7th and 8th to support your favorite local organizations with a donation.
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