GIVELOCALNRV day is today!

GIVELOCALNRV day is today! 2The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) will hold its 9th annual online GiveLocalNRV Giving Day this Wednesday, June 22nd. This event engages nonprofits serving the New River Valley in raising money and awareness for their organizations. Donors are encouraged to support their favorite nonprofit with a secure, online gift as low as $5 at givelocalnrv.org.

This year, 106 nonprofits are participating in the event, which as of the morning of June 20th, has already raised more than $173,000 from 540+ unique donors during the early giving period. Since 2014, this annual giving event has raised more than $2.1 million for nonprofits serving our region. The CFNRV hopes to raise at least $550,000 this year.

“I love the energy and focus that GiveLocalNRV provides to the nonprofits that participate and to the donors who support them,” said Pat Hyer, the CFNRV Board Chair. “Donors can learn about, then make contributions to a variety of causes in just a few minutes online. The nonprofits benefit from the collective attention drawn to their work. At the end of a very busy day, there is lot to celebrate and many generous community members to thank!”

Fueling excitement for the day are $15,000 in incentive grants and prizes sponsored by ten area businesses: National Bank of Blacksburg, Carter Bank and Trust; Hethwood Apartments by HHHunt, First Bank and Trust Company, Olio Financial Planning, Atlantic Union Bank, The Maroon Door, Member One Federal Credit Union, Brown Edwards, Brown Insurance, and Hurt and Proffitt. Nonprofits can win the grants and prizes by hitting certain milestones, such as most money raised or most unique donors, as well as random drawings during certain times of the Giving Day.

“Beyond our own grantmaking, we have focused our energy at the CFNRV on developing programs and tools that help nonprofits pursue their missions,” said Jessica Wirgau, the CFNRV’s chief executive officer. “GiveLocalNRV has proven to be an incredibly important fundraising tool for dozens of NRV organizations, and a way for our broader community to learn about and appreciate the work these nonprofits do. And, for the CFNRV, it’s one of the many ways we pursue our mission to encourage charitable giving.”

In addition to raising funds and awareness online, nonprofits are holding in-person events to celebrate the Giving Day. A full list of events is below. To learn more about this year’s participating nonprofits or to support nonprofits with a donation, please visit givelocalnrv.org. To learn more about how you can support GiveLocalNRV as future sponsor, contact Lindsey Gleason at lindseygleason@cfnrv.org.

Nonprofit Events Celebrating GiveLocalNRV

Tuesday, 6/21

CFNRV Giving Day Eve Celebration at the Maroon Door (4 – 7 pm)
418 N Main St, Blacksburg, VA.
Join the Community Foundation at the Maroon Door to celebrate Giving Day Eve. Drop in any time between 4 – 7 pm.

YMCA at VT Food Truck Ribbon Cutting (4 – 6 pm)
1000 N. Main Street, Blacksburg
Join the Y at their Thrift Store for the ribbon cutting on their new food truck that will serve the community.

Wednesday, 6/22

Montgomery Museum Open House (Open house 8:30 am – 7 pm)
4 East Main St., Christiansburg
Ribbon cutting at 9 am followed by open house, children’s activities, food and drink.

Literacy Volunteers of The NRV Open House (10 am – 2 pm)
195 West Main St, Christiansburg
Open house with a theme of “Be a Dream Maker”, will include giveaways and photo opportunities.

June Bug Center Open House (12 – 5 pm) 251 Parkway Lane, Floyd
Facility tours and opportunity meet staff and board members.

Downtown Christiansburg Inc. Party in the Park (4 – 7 pm)
100 West Main St, Christiansburg
Party with food, beer and wine, yard games, and community. Tickets are $10 for two drink tickets. Food for purchase from Great Road Coffee.

YMCA at VT at Iron Tree (5 – 7 pm) 5 Roanoke St, Christiansburg
Give Local Day Happy Hour at Iron Tree Brewing Company. Enjoy 20% off your tab while you support the YMCA at VT!

YMCA at VT at the Blacksburg Wine Lab (5 – 7 pm) 223 Gilbert St, Blacksburg
Take a trip around the globe one glass at a time. Wine Lab will be pouring wines from over a dozen counties for just $5 a glass.

Springhouse Online Storytelling event (7 – 8 pm) Online
Storytelling event featuring unique and authentic stories from people in the Springhouse Community, and special musical guests. Learn more at https://fb.me/e/2E8mATaPN.