Fundraising platform will allow donations to be made online
The Paul D. Camp Community College Foundation hopes to have the help of the community to assist students in realizing their dreams of attending college during a 24-hour fundraiser.
The Give Local 757 allows nonprofits to raise awareness about their organization while also raising money. In addition, the event provides connections with new donors by encouraging a wider audience to engage in the rewards of giving. The event begins at midnight on Tuesday, May 9.
“This is an excellent way to donate and know that the funds will benefit people in the immediate area,” said Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Workforce Development/ Executive Director of the PDCCC Foundation Dr. Renee Felts. “It is an investment. By helping us help our students, they can get jobs in the area, which in turn supports our overall economy.”
The Give Local 757 platform was created by the Peninsula Community Foundation of Virginia in 2014 for local nonprofits in the Hampton Roads area. In 2016, the event raised $610,000 for 223 nonprofits in the area, according to its website. The target for this year’s day of giving is $1 million. Along with the Peninsula Community Foundation, the Hampton Roads Community Foundation and the United Way are hosting the event.
The Give Local 757 website will officially open for “pre-donations” on Tuesday, April 25th. To make a donation to PDCCC, go to www.givelocal757.org/pdcccfoundation and click the “Donate Now” button.