Tuesday, May 19, 2020

"Schuylkill Gives" Raises Over $67,000 for County Non-Profits

On Monday, Schuylkill Gives 2020's results were announced by Schuylkill Area Community Foundation.

According to SACF President Amanda Campbell, $67,962 was raised from 667 donors supporting 30 Schuylkill County nonprofits for this inaugural day of purely online giving. 

Organizations were eligible for prizes throughout the day through the generosity of sponsors. 

Carnegie Investment Counsel provided the Grand Prize awarded to the Ringtown Area Library for the most unique donors (120) for the entire 24 hours of giving. 

Schuylkill County’s VISION earned the Mid Penn Bank Lunch Power Hour for the most unique donors (18) from noon to 1 pm. 

The top organizations raising the most money during Schuylkill Gives 2020 are: 
  1. Walk In Art Center raised $10,015 from 32 donors; 
  2. Orwigsburg Area Free Public Library raised $9,280 from 113 donors; 
  3. Nativity BVM raised $6,045 from 38 donors; 
  4. Ringtown Area Library; 
  5. CEBA (Center for Education, Business, and Arts) Shenandoah raised $5,635 from 39 donors. 
A complete list of participating nonprofits and the funds raised may be found at Schuylkillgives.com. 

The second annual Schuylkill Gives will be held on Friday, May 14, 2021. Registration for nonprofits will begin in February 2021. 

Schuylkill Area Community Foundation (SACF) works to meet critical community needs and support local causes, including Arts and Culture, Education, Environment, Community, Health and Wellness and Human Services. SACF offers a range of charitable funds, allowing donors to advance a cause, support an individual organization, provide flexible support for community needs or recommend individual grants. 

In addition to affirming the organization’s philanthropic services, the accreditation validates SACF’s grantmaking practices for the nonprofit community.