‘Valley Gives’ to extend registration deadline to October 12th


With just over 200 local nonprofit organizations already signed up, deadline extended to guarantee maximum participation

(SPRINGFIELD, MA) – Valley Gives – the 24 hour e-philanthropy event that will encourage residents in Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties to log on to www.valleygivesday.org and contribute to their favorite local nonprofit organizations on December 12, 2012 – has extended the registration deadline for nonprofit organizations to October 12th at 5:00 PM.

To date just over 200 nonprofit organizations have already signed on for the effort and organizers have extended to deadline to guarantee maximum participation in the first effort at a giving day in the region.

Nonprofits who are interested in participating in Valley Gives should visit www.valleygivesday.org and look for the links that will lead them to the online registration.

Valley Gives is a brand new initiative organized and hosted by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts.  Joining this effort as partners are eight of the leading funding organizations in western Massachusetts (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).

When donors visit the Valley Gives website on December 12, 2012 between 12 AM and 11:59 PM, they will be able to make gifts to their favorite nonprofits. Thanks to the generous sponsors and donors of Valley Gives, $150,000 in unrestricted cash prizes and exciting bonus matches will be given out to nonprofits that inspire the most donors and raise the most money.

Valley Gives online partner, Razoo, a Washington, D.C.-based company that has helped raise more than $101 million for thousands of causes through a secure and easy-to-use platform, powers valleygivesday.org.

For daily updates on the progress of Valley Gives follow on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/ValleyGives or on Twitter @ValleyGives.

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About Valley Gives

Valley Gives will be held on May 3, 2016 to support non-profit organizations throughout Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties of western Massachusetts
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