Philanthropy doesn’t end just because Season does. On May 17, you can make a real difference without ever donning a ball gown or getting out your tuxedo.
That’s the day of The Great Give, a 24-hour online giving event designed to raise money for 415 nonprofits all across Palm Beach and Martin counties. It’s a chance for charitable organizations to gain exposure to new donors, and for people in our region to raise money for local projects serving local people.
Every gift can be earmarked for one (or more) of the participating non-profits, and will be multiplied with funding from a bonus pool raised by the United Way of Palm Beach County. There are clever hourly prizes awarded throughout the day, including:
- 3 a.m. Witching Hour: Awarded to the non-profit with the most unique donors by 3 a.m.
- 9 a.m. Green Hour: Awarded to the environmental organization with the most unique donors during the hour.
- 6 & 7 p.m. Happy Hour: Cash prize awarded randomly.
Donations can be made through The Great Give website or by calling 1-844-GIVE-DAY from midnight to midnight on Wednesday, May 17.