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Tuesday is a big day for nonprofit agencies in The T&D Region and around the Midlands of South Carolina.

The Central Carolina Community Foundation’s Midlands Gives giving challenge is crucial to the organizations and their missions. The 24-hour online giving campaign begins at midnight Tuesday and runs 24 hours until the clock turns to Wednesday at midnight.

In its fifth year, Midlands Gives serves as a hub for donors to give online to hundreds of local nonprofits in the 11 Midlands counties served by the foundation. On Tuesday, 350 nonprofit organizations will be accepting donations via one central website at http://www.MidlandsGives.org.

Midlands Gives has raised a collective $5,523,721 for local nonprofits since its inception in 2014. In 2017, Midlands Gives raised more than $1.67 million for 335 nonprofit organizations around the Midlands, with a record 13,765 individual donations.

Again in 2018, Midlands Gives will be administered using the CiviCore online giving platform. After a 4.9 percent credit card fee and technology fee from CiviCore, 100 percent of each donation goes to the donor’s nonprofit of choice.

Midlands Gives is one of hundreds of independently organized giving days across the nation and regularly ranks in the top 10 nationally for number of individual gifts. Thanks to funds raised via Midlands Gives, nonprofits are able to increase their impact in the community, provide crucial public services and improve quality of life in the Midlands region.

Regional media outlets came together in 2017 to offer in-depth coverage leading up to and during the 24-hour challenge, making it possible for nonprofits to reach new donors. Notably, 46 percent of donors in 2017 gave to the nonprofit of their choice for the first time, and every nonprofit that participated received at least one donation.

“Midlands Gives unites our community, encourages collaboration and helps nonprofits raise much needed funds,” says JoAnn Turnquist, president and CEO of Central Carolina Community Foundation.

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The nonprofits to whom gifts are directed serve a wide range of needs – from community improvement to human services to youth programs, animal rescue, the arts and more. Nearly every person will be touched by a nonprofit at some point in their lives. Take a look at the list below and you’ll see the impact of the campaign stands to be significant locally.

The local nonprofits participating in Midlands Gives are rallying together to encourage everyone to join in and make our community stronger through giving. They are:

  • Bootstraps Mentoring Foundation
  • Catch The Vision International
  • CASA Family Systems
  • DAZZ Orangeburg
  • Downtown Orangeburg Revitalization Association
  • Edisto Habitat for Humanity
  • Elloree Heritage Museum & Cultural Center Inc.
  • Family Health Centers Inc.
  • For the Love of a Paw
  • Girl Fight Inc.
  • The Healing Species
  • Jazz 90.3 WSSB
  • Junior Service League of Orangeburg
  • Massey Global
  • The Methodist Oaks
  • New Beginnings Animal Rescue
  • Orangeburg Area Boys & Girls Club
  • Orangeburg Civic Ballet
  • Orangeburg Fine Arts Center
  • Orangeburg County Community of Character
  • The SAFE Organization
  • Second Chance of Orangeburg Animal Rescue Coalition
  • Orangeburg Part-Time Players
  • Orangeburg SPCA, Maude Schiffley Chapter
  • Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College Foundation
  • Southern Methodist College
  • Calhoun County First Steps
  • S.C. School for the Deaf and Blind Foundation

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