Community Foundation and United Ways Join Forces for Second Year to Host Great Give Palm Beach & Martin Counties

Last Year’s Event Raised $2.2 Million for 330 Local Nonprofits

PALM BEACH & MARTIN COUNTIES, FLA. (January 6, 2015) – Great Give Palm Beach & Martin Counties is a 24-hour online giving event led by the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, United Way of Palm Beach County and United Way of Martin County designed to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits in a single day. This community-wide event, to be held from May 5 at 5 p.m. until May 6 at 5 pm., celebrates the spirit of giving and the collective effort it takes to strengthen our community by raising critical funds for local nonprofits.

Great Give Palm Beach & Martin Counties is part of the largest online giving event in history. We are once again joining more than 100 community foundations across the country in partnership with Give Local America to raise millions of dollars for the greater good – all in just one day. Last year’s event raised more than $53 million nationally and $2.2 million locally – the shared goal is to make an even greater impact this year!

Every local gift made during the 24-hour period will be multiplied by additional dollars from a bonus pool raised by the Community Foundation. Great Give Palm Beach & Martin Counties will make each hour May 5-6 meaningful by providing this unique opportunity to raise significant funds that will make a direct, positive impact on the lives of our community’s neediest residents. Cash prizes will be awarded to participating nonprofit organizations throughout the day to keep things fast-paced and exciting!

Great Give Palm Beach & Martin Counties is open to all eligible nonprofits in our two-county area. Nonprofits are encouraged to sign up early and start promoting – just visit www.GreatGiveFlorida.org and click on the "Nonprofit Registration" button. It is also highly recommended that nonprofit representatives attend training sessions and workshops to ensure maximum success during the 24-hour fundraising event. It is suggested that marketing, communications or membership representatives are included.  The first training will be held January 23 at Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth. Click here to register and for other upcoming training and workshop dates.

Special events for the general public are being planned and details will be announced in the coming months. Follow #GreatGive15 for updates:

Facebook:  Community Foundation https://www.facebook.com/cfpbmc

        United Way PBC https://www.facebook.com/UnitedWayPBC

        United Way MC  https://www.facebook.com/LiveUnitedMC     

Twitter:   Community Foundation https://twitter.com/cfpbmc              
                 
United Way PBC https://twitter.com/UnitedWayofPBC

Thank you to Nonprofit Training Sponsor, Palm Beach State College. Additional sponsorship opportunities are now available. For more information visit www.GreatGiveFlorida.org or contact Rochelle Nolan at 561.375.6649 or RochelleNolan@UnitedWayPBC.org.
 

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About Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties: The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties is one of Florida’s largest community foundations. The nonprofit organization has invested more than $100 million in grants and scholarships over its 40-year history. At its core, the Community Foundation is an organization created with gifts from generous people committed to local causes. For donors, the Foundation serves as a philanthropic advisor. For the community, the Foundation serves as a grant maker and a civic leader. Through the support of its donors and fundholders, the Foundation has been able to address some of the community’s most pressing needs, including hunger, housing and education. For more information, visit www.yourcommunityfoundation.org.

About United Way of Palm Beach County:   For 85 years, United Way of Palm Beach County has been the local leader dedicated to identifying and addressing critical community issues to improve the lives of our residents.  We champion community change by strategically uniting key stakeholders and community leaders and investing in successful, sustainable nonprofits. United Way funds 68 local programs that provide lasting solutions and measurable results – from increasing graduation rates and supporting literacy to ensuring financial independence, promoting healthy lifestyles and ending hunger. When you support United Way of Palm Beach County, you are strengthening your community. To learn more call 561.375.6600 or visit www.UnitedWayPBC.org.

About United Way of Martin County: The mission of United Way of Martin County is to provide leadership to change lives together and lift the community. Since 1972, the United Way helps Martin County residents with their needs by investing in local programs that focus on one or more of these focus areas: Ending Hunger, Strengthening Families, Good Health, Solid Education, Job Opportunities and Ensuring Safety. For more information about United Way of Martin County, visit www.LIVEUNITEDmc.org or call 772-283-4800.


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