PHILADELPHIA, March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) is launching Give Local Greater Philly by partnering with local nonprofits to connect donors to the organizations solving our community's most pressing challenges. The regional nonprofit community will be a part of the most exciting nationwide crowdfunding event – Give Local America – which is entering the greater Philadelphia region in a big way with the launch of Give Local Greater Philly on May 3, 2016.
Give Local Greater Philly is 24-hours dedicated to the celebration and support of nonprofit organizations through online giving at GiveLocalGreaterPhilly.org. Hundreds of nonprofit organizations are expected to join the movement to strengthen the foundation of greater Philadelphia and southern New Jersey communities. On May 3, the community will be encouraged to give to United Way's Impact Fund and local nonprofits of their choice at GiveLocalGreaterPhilly.org.
"We have wanted to bring Give Local America to the greater Philadelphia area since our inaugural year because of the tremendous impact a community-driven event can have across the region," says Lori Finch, vice president of community giving, Kimbia, an online fundraising technology for nonprofits. "United Way is an ideal partner to help drive the success of our first year, and we are excited to work with them to deliver one day of unprecedented community giving."
"We are thrilled to bring Give Local America to greater Philadelphia and southern New Jersey for the first time to support regional nonprofit organizations," says Jim Cawley, president and CEO, UWGPSNJ. "For nearly 100 years, United Way has brought together members of the community, business, nonprofit, and labor sectors to change lives and strengthen communities. Together, we can drive measurable, lasting Impact that none of us can achieve alone."
Give Local Greater Philly is part of a national day of giving known as Give Local America (GLA). In its first year, GLA raised $53.7 million for 7,000 nonprofits, a record-breaking program that benefitted communities across the nation. In 2015, through a partnership with more than 9,000 local nonprofits, Give Local America raised more than $68 million for local communities. In 2016, Give Local America hopes to engage even more nonprofit organizations and expand its fundraising efforts to reach $100 million in donations nationwide.
Registration for nonprofits is open until April 15, 2016 on the Give Local Greater Philly web site at GiveLocalGreaterPhilly.org. The Give Local Greater Philly giving day begins on May 3, 2016 from 12:00 a.m. ET – 11:59:59 p.m. ET.
About Give Local America:
Give Local America (GLA) is a one-day national crowdfunding event that empowers every person to give back to their local communities by supporting the organizations they trust to tackle today's most critical issues. The campaign is driven by the idea that every individual and every company has the ability to contribute to the betterment of their community, and that every contribution, no matter the size, makes a difference. GLA is an initiative of Kimbia, the industry leader in providing trusted online fundraising technology and services to make it easier and faster for charities to find, convert and retain donors and supporters. For information about Give Local America, visit www.GiveLocalAmerica.org, and join the conversation on Twitter by following #iGiveLocal.
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