Community Foundation Announces “Mohawk Valley Gives” | WUTR/WFXV
UTICA, NY (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) — As many Americans experience “Giving Tuesday,” a day when people are encouraged to give in any way they can, the Mohawk Valley is introducing a new day fundraiser created just for our community.
In an effort to unite nonprofit organizations in the valley, the Community Foundation announced a new initiative called “Mohawk Valley Gives”. Registration begins at the end of May and will continue until September.
“Most of the time, organizations don’t know how they can participate in both giving and receiving, and more importantly, networking,” said Jawwaad Rasheed, Chairman of the Board of the Community Foundation.
“I think one of the great things about this event, it’s not just going to be massive fundraising, but it’s going to connect like-minded people trying to accomplish the same goals,” Rasheed said. .
This initiative will lead to the first-ever 24-hour community giving day in the Mohawk Valley.
“It’s a 24-hour awareness day, highlighting the unique needs of nonprofits, allowing donors to scroll through and say: what’s important to them, what’s important to residents and what motivates them to give?” said Alicia Fernandez Dicks, President and CEO of the Community Foundation.
“Whether it’s a small giveaway or a big giveaway, as long as everyone is involved,” Dicks said.
Another goal of “Mohawk Valley Gives” is to harness the united energy of the community to help make a difference and positive impact.
“I’m really excited because I know what breeds success when people can work together – we always work together better,” Rasheed said.
Again, nonprofits can begin registering on May 23 through givemv.org.