In less than 24 hours, something amazing will be hitting the Tampa Bay area! Give Day Tampa Bay! On Tuesday, May 3rd, thousands will be opening their hearts to the local nonprofits around the Bay that help our communities find and maintain their purpose. The list of participating nonprofit organizations this year are over 595!
WOW, imagine the impact!
So what is Give Day Tampa Bay?
For those that don’t know, Give Day Tampa Bay is a community-wide, 24-hour online giving challenge hosted by The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. This charitable event helps Tampa Bay area nonprofits raise much-needed dollars and bring awareness to the numerous challenges facing these organizations.
Last year, Give Day Tampa Bay raised $1.75 million for 550 Tampa Bay area nonprofit organizations. This year, 595 nonprofits are participating. Let’s show our pride and support for nonprofits in our area on May 3!
How it works
It’s so simple to participate. Just visit this website on May 3, 2016 anytime between 12 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. and with a few simple clicks, you can make a donation to your favorite nonprofit organization. The minimum donation is $25. Nonprofits can also win monetary awards and additional prizes based on their day’s donations. The tallies for each organization are tracked in real time on the online leaderboard. (info pulled from Give Day Tampa Bay website)
Give Day Tampa Bay happens to arrive at the perfect time for one of these amazing nonprofit organizations! May is National Foster Care Month where we take a moment to honor, unite and celebrate the awesome families of our children in the Bay area. Eckerd Kids does just that! They are a powerful team who work impeccably to provide our Bay kids a second chance at the life they deserve!
This year as you consider which nonprofit organization you wish to GIVE to, please note that with a donation of $25 or more given to Eckerd Kids, you will receive a special keepsake cookbook from their founder, Ruth Eckerd. What a great way to make a difference in the lives of at-risk children in our community, including foster kids searching for their forever family as well as cooking up awesome meals!
595 participating nonprofit organizations are looking for you! Wherever you decide to GIVE this year, I hope you walk away full of happiness, inspiration and kindness that you spread it EVERYWHERE you go throughout or Tampa Bay communities.
This post is written by me and collaboration with Eckerd Kids. The opinions expressed above are all mine.