Hampton Roads’ annual Giving Day is this Tuesday

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Give Local 757 2021
(Courtesy of Peninsula Community Foundation of Virginia)

HAMPTON ROADS — The region’s 8th annual giving day begins at midnight on Tuesday, May 11.

Give Local 757 is a day that is set aside to celebrate all of the great work done by Hampton Roads’ nonprofit organizations while also encouraging residents to donate to these organizations.

The Give Local 757 is an initiative that was established by the Peninsula Community Foundation of Virginia (PCF) to inspire and encourage philanthropy. PCF has found this to be especially needed during the coronavirus pandemic.

“With most nonprofits suffering financially, there has never been a greater need to support them. They are significant employers, most are small businesses, and several are on the frontlines of these unprecedented times,” said Tammy Flynn, director of philanthropy for PCF.

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With hundreds of nonprofits from all over Hampton Roads participating, the event not only encourages philanthropy, but also community engagement. PCF states that this past year has increased demand on service-providing nonprofit organizations while restrictions as a result of the pandemic have curtailed many organizations’ fundraising activities.

“We witness the power of unity to create change every day at the [Peninsula Community] Foundation, but especially in times like these. For our nonprofits on the front lines, everyone’s generous support is necessary to respond to the unprecedented need created in the past year,” said Michael Montieth, CEO of the PCF.

Businesses, such as Kroger, are offering more than $100,000 in matching dollars to incentivize donations.

From midnight until 11:59 p.m. this Tuesday (May 11), donors can visit www.givelocal757.org to support any of the organizations that are participating this year.

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