Nonprofits seek donations during Giving Tuesday 731
JACKSON, Tenn. — The biggest day of the year arrived for local nonprofits: Giving Tuesday.
“Everyday is a great day to live in West Tennessee, but Giving Tuesday is a unique day because it allows us to uniquely give back to those with the greatest need,” said United Way of West Tennessee President and CEO Matt Marshall.
And if you’re looking for a way to give back, you can do that by visiting your selected nonprofit’s website, or head to giveback731.org.
“Giving Tuesday 731 is a collective effort to bring together dozens and dozens of nonprofits from all across the 731 region. We have a website. It’s called giveback731.org, where you can go and give to the agency of your choice,” Marshall said.
While some nonprofits are setting goals, others are thankful for what they can get.
“This Giving Tuesday, we don’t have a goal because we don’t want to limit anyone’s generosity,” said Mark Cancia, a Commanding Officer with the Salvation Army.
And the money raised will go right back into the West Tennessee community, helping those in need.
“Zero point ninety-two cents of every dollar that is donated to the Red Cross goes directly to disaster services,” said David Hicks, Executive Director of the Midwest Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Giving Tuesday 731 has already exceeded nonprofits expectations.
“We’ve had over $50,000 be given to various nonprofits over the course of the last 12 hours, and we still have about another 12 hours to go,” Marshall said.
Donations are being accepted until midnight on Tuesday, and will fund nonprofits through the year.
“We really encourage people to come out through the rest of the day and late into tonight, visit that website, give to your favorite organizations and support some very important work her,” Marshall said.
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