5 is Idaho Gives day
Donors who give on “Idaho Gives” day on May 5 will have more than 600 nonprofit organizations with more than 800 causes, from every region in Idaho, to choose from when they make their charitable donations.
Nonprofits participating in Idaho County are the Monastery of St. Gertrude and the Elk City Area Alliance, Inc.
“We are so excited to see the growth in nonprofits choosing to participate this year,” said Amy Little, Executive Director of the Idaho Nonprofit Center, which is presenting the event. “This day has become a huge annual celebration of what Idaho’s nonprofits do to make our communities great. Donors show up time and again to support the causes they love and we’re looking forward to doing more together on May 5.”
Last year, Idaho Gives raised more than $1 million for causes across Idaho, with donors from each of the 44 counties pitching in to help. The event mostly takes place online, driven by a central idahogives.org web site, where donors can learn about and designate funds for nonprofits in a variety of categories. Corporate and individual donors have contributed an additional $57,500 for a pool of award funds, which will be distributed to nonprofits through random drawings and daylong contests, allowing organizations and donors to multiply their donations.
Idaho Gives allow nonprofits to elevate their profile, expand their online and social media presence, call attention to the work they’re doing, and raise critical funds.
Idaho Gives is sponsored by Idaho Central Credit Union, PacificSource Health Plans and the Idaho National Laboratory. For more information, go to www.idahogives.org, or look for Idaho Gives on Facebook and Twitter.