The Lower Shore’s Giving Tuesday event will feature a record breaking 128 nonprofits during the 24-hour online giving event. Held each year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, this year’s event falls on November 28th, but donors can begin scheduling their gifts starting November 20th.
The local campaign, known as The Shore Gives More, is hosted by the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore and assists nonprofits serving Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties with fundraising efforts. The online donation portal features an easy way for donors to quickly learn about the individual nonprofits and make as many or as few donations as they like in one easy online checkout.
“The campaign has grown greatly since 2015 when we started with 23 nonprofits and raised just under $7,500. Since then the campaign has raised over $1.5 million for local nonprofits,” says Community Foundation President Erica Joseph. “It is exciting to see 128 organizations in the campaign this year.”
Donors can rest easy knowing that the gifts they make will go to the charities of their choice and will also make a local impact. The campaign carefully vets each participating organization to ensure current tax-exempt status and service to the Lower Shore area.
“Each gift made to a nonprofit on Giving Tuesday makes a difference for the area we call home,” says Joseph. “With such a diverse range of nonprofits participating, everyone is sure to find a cause to support that is important to them.”
Nonprofits are given access to online fundraising platforms, marketing campaigns, and incentive prizes. Software purchased by the Community Foundation allows donors to schedule their gifts in advance of the event and allows supporters the option of donating to multiple nonprofits at once. The Community Foundation provides the services at no-cost to the nonprofits. Nonprofits cover standard credit card processing fees.
“The campaign is truly a collaborative effort,” states Joseph. “Each nonprofit works hard to make their fundraising goals a reality, and months of preparations are put in before the big day. Our primary sponsors, Shore United Bank and 47 ABC, provide invaluable support which allows the event to be a success.”
To learn more about the Shore Gives More Giving Tuesday campaign visit www.ShoreGivesMore.org