YWCA benefits from Great Give Day

CLINTON — YWCA Clinton is participating in the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque’s annual Great Give Day on May 9.

Great Give Day is a 24-hour, online giving day established by the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque to celebrate and support area nonprofits and build a stronger community. Interested donors are able to search for participating non-profit organizations and donate online at GreatGiveDay.org.

Since 2014, Great Give Day has raised more than $1.5 million for nonprofits across the region. Last year, the campaign collected over 2,500 gifts, attracted 562 first-time donors, and raised over $230,000 for local nonprofits.

“We’re excited to be a part of the region’s charitable holiday again,” said YWCA Marketing Director Sarah Brubaker. “There are many different programs at YWCA Clinton and each one of them has an incredible impact on our community. For example, our Rapid Rehousing program helps families and individuals experiencing homelessness in our area find and maintain permanent housing, setting them up for long-term self-sufficiency. Our Children’s Center gives children the tools and skills that they need to prepare them for a successful educational career. Our health and wellness program helps community members find strength, overall health, and confidence. A donation to YWCA Clinton this Great Give Day helps to sustain our organization so that we can continue to serve our community.”

Donors can go online now to schedule gifts in advance of the May 9 event. The leaderboard at GreatGiveDay.org will reflect donations in real time so donors can track the total amount raised as well as the progress of their favorite organizations. Donors who make gifts of $50 or more to nonprofits that direct gifts to their endowment funds will be eligible for the Endow Iowa 25% State Tax Credit. Learn more at www.dbqfoundation.org/EndowIowa.

On Great Give Day, hourly prizes funded by local sponsors will fuel excitement and friendly competition. Community members can view the prize schedule at GreatGiveDay.org to see when their donation will make the most impact on their favorite nonprofits. For prize updates, follow the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque on Facebook and Twitter (@dbqfoundation). For more information, visit www.GreatGiveDay.org, or call the Foundation at (563) 588-2700.