On May 6, 2014, Central Carolina Community Foundation will present the Midlands’ first regional day of giving. During the 24-hour online giving challenge, Midlands Gives will bring our region together as one community by raising money and awareness for 150 Midlands nonprofits.
Midlands Gives is part of a national day of giving called Give Local America that encourages people to make gifts that support vital causes in their local community. This effort, a celebration of the centennial anniversary of community foundations nationwide, promotes and encourages local philanthropy.
Contributions to Midlands Gives will benefit local organizations in our communities, each of which received marketing training sponsored by Colonial Life.
On May 6, a gift to any of the participating nonprofit organizations will receive bonus dollars from bonus pool sponsors, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Lipscomb Family Foundation.
Aflac is sponsoring Golden Ticket prizes that will add $500 to a randomly selected donor’s gift every hour for a total of 24 prizes. They also will provide six Power Hour prizes awarding $1,000 to the nonprofit with the most donors in that hour.
All together, the bonus pool and prize incentives will provide more than $92,000 to the participating organizations.
“Giving Days are becoming widely popular around the country as they are spurred by engaged communities and social media,” said JoAnn Turnquist, President and CEO of Central Carolina Community Foundation. “They provide an opportunity for anyone to become a philanthropist with an online donation. We look forward to magnifying the Midlands on May 6 by connecting local nonprofits to the generous folks in our community.”
For more information, visit www.midlandsgives.org. Participating organizations by county include:
Calhoun County First Steps
Jordan Crossroads Ministry Center
Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County
Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County
Food for the Soul
Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County
Kershaw County First Steps Partnership Board
Seth’s Giving Tree
The Midlands Women’s Center
United Way of Kershaw County
Lee County Adult Education
Allied Opportunities Inc.
Carolina Wildlife Care
Chapin We Care Center
Dickerson Center for Children
Gilbert Ruritan Club
Girls on the Run of Columbia
Growing Home Southeast, Inc.
Keep the Midlands Beautiful
Lexington Interfaith Community Services
Lexington School District Four Education Foundation
Saluda Shoals Foundation
The Brookland Foundation
Free Medical Clinic of Newberry County, Inc.
Newberry County Library System
Newberry Opera House Foundation
Downtown Orangeburg Revitalization Association (DORA)
Edisto Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
Elloree Heritage Museum and Cultural Center
Orangeburg Area Boys & Girls Club
Orangeburg-Calhoun Free Medical Clinic
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College Foundation
Sumter County Museum
United Way of Sumter, Clarendon and Lee Counties
YWCA of the Upper Lowlands, Inc.
701 Center for Contemporary Art
70th Anniversary of D-Day
Able South Carolina
Acercamiento Hispano de Carolina del Sur (South Carolina Hispanic Outreach)
Alston Wilkes Society
American Lung Association in South Carolina
American Red Cross
The Animal Mission
Animal Protection League of SC
Auntie Karen Foundation
Be the Match
Beginnings for Parents of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing – SC
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands
Columbia Community Outreach
Columbia Museum of Art
Columbia Urban League, Inc.
Communities in Schools of the Midlands
Congaree Land Trust
Conservation Voters of South Carolina Education Fund
The Cooperative Ministry
COR| Columbia Opportunity Resource
Crossover Communications International
Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties
Eat Smart, Move More South Carolina
Eau Claire Shalom Ministries/Tutor Eau Claire
EdVenture Children’s Museum
Epworth Children’s Home
Family Connection of South Carolina
Harvest Hope Food Bank
Healing Families Foundation
Home Works of America
Hootie and The Blowfish Foundation Fund
Indian Waters Council, Boy Scouts of America
Junior Achievement of Central South Carolina
Junior League of Columbia, Inc.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Links, Inc., Columbia Chapter
Mental Illness Recovery Center
Midlands Community Development Corporation
Midlands Fatherhood Coalition
Montessori School of Columbia
NAMI South Carolina
New Morning Foundation
The Nickelodeon Theatre
Oliver Gospel Mission
Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services
Palmetto Conservation Foundation
Palmetto Cycling Coalition
Palmetto Health Foundation
Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter
Palmetto Project, Inc.
Partners for Minorities in Engineering and Computer Science (PMECS)
PETS, Inc. The Carolinas Humane Society
Pilot Club of Columbia Foundation
Prosperity Project, a Christ Central Ministry
Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities
Reach Out and Read Carolinas
Richland County First Steps to School Readiness
Richland Library Foundation
Riverbanks Society, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia, SC
SC Lions Foundation
SC Victim Assistance Network
Save the Children
The Salvation Army of the Midlands
Senior Resources, Inc.
Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands
Skip To My Lupus, Inc.
South Carolina Afterschool Alliance
South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center
South Carolina Arts Foundation
South Carolina Bar Foundation
South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families
South Carolina Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers
South Carolina Philharmonic
Southern Interscholastic Press Association
Special Olympics of South Carolina
St. Lawrence Place (Trinity Housing Corporation)
The Therapy Place
United Way of the Midlands
Vital Connections of the Midlands
The Walker Foundation at the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind
The Women’s Shelter
WXRY 99.3 / The Independent Media Foundation, Ltd.
YMCA of Columbia, SC