FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
11 DECEMBER 2013
Michael Kusek at communication angle
firstname.lastname@example.org – or -
Caroline Deltoro at the Community Foundation
of Western Massachusetts
VALLEY GIVES: ON THE ROAD TO $2 MILLION
After months of preparation it’s up to the residents of western Massachusetts to show more than 350 participating nonprofits their generosity
Springfield, MA – There are just under 24 hours to go until over 350 local nonprofits and programs will participate in Valley Gives, the 24-hour e-philanthropy event in western Massachusetts. To help promote participation Valley Gives organizers will have three teams roaming around western Massachusetts. These mobile giving teams will be spreading information about Valley Gives as well as traveling with iPads to help passersby make gifts to their favorite nonprofits!
The Valley Gives Generosity Teams will be found at:
- MONARCH PLACE, DOWNTOWN SPRINGFIELD: 7:30 am –10:30 am
TOWER SQUARE, DOWNTOWN SPRINGFIELD: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
- NORTHAMPTON AREA YOUNG PROFESSIONALS EVENT/POPCORN NOIR, EASTHAMPTON: 4:45 pm – 7:00 pm
WHOLE FOODS, HADLEY: 8:00 am — 11:00 am
- THORNES MARKETPLACE 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
TEAM C – Riding the Peter Pan FUTURELINER Bus
- BIG Y, WEST SPRINGFIELD: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
BIG Y, GREENFIELD:12:00 pm –2:00 pm
- BIG Y, NORTHAMPTON:3:00 pm –5:30 pm
At the end of the long day a celebration is being hosted by the organizers at Easthampton’s newest restaurant/lounge, Galaxy (60 Main Street, Easthampton). Invited guests and sponsors will gather to watch the final totals for the day roll in.
Valley Gives will take place Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 12 AM to 11:59 PM. Gifts can be made at www.valleygivesday.org. Potential donors are encouraged to follow Valley Gives in real time on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ValleyGives or on Twitter @ValleyGives.
Valley Gives is a new initiative spearheaded and hosted by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts. Joining this effort as partners are eight of the leading funding organizations serving western Massachusetts, including: Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts, Jewish Endowment Foundation, Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts, United Way of Hampshire County, United Way of Franklin County, United Way of Pioneer Valley, Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation, and The Beveridge Family Foundation.
Valley Gives is generously supported by Featured Sponsors: Big Y, Easthampton Savings Bank Foundation, Inc.; Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury, Murphy, P.C., UBS Keady Foard Montemangi Wealth Management Group and The Dennis Group, LLC. Underwriters: Balise; Peter Pan; United Personnel, Andrews Associates, Greenfield Cooperative Bank and Paragus Strategic I.T. as well as numerous individual donors.
Featured Media Sponsors include: Newspapers of New England (Daily Hampshire Gazette, Greenfield Recorder and Valley Advocate), The Republican and masslive.com and WWLP TV-22. Additional media sponsorship comes from: The Reminder Publications, The Westfield News Group, Saga Communications (WRSI-FM, WHMP-AM and HITS 94.3) and Lazer 99.3.
Valley Gives is powered by Razoo, the crowdfunding platform for causes. To date, Razoo has helped Massachusetts-based organizations raise more than $52 million through secure, easy-to-use, online fundraisers.
(EDITOR NOTE: A complete list of participants is available on request)
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